McKinley Park Sacramento Rebuild

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The community was determined to rebuild the play structure at McKinley Park in East Sacramento after it was destroyed by arson on July 28, 2012. This was day five of the incredible effort. The rebuild represents the contributions of hundreds of volunteers giving hundreds of hours, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars the community donated. This was the park on rebuilding day five on June 7, 2013.

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  • This was day five of the incredible effort to rebuild McKinley Park after an arson fire last year. This represents the contributions of hundreds of volunteers giving hundreds of hours, not to mention the hundreds of thousands the community donated.
  • McKinley Park Sacramento Rebuild

    1. 1. McKinley Park RebuildA community effort of love…forthe kids
    2. 2. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, our beloved McKinley Park play structurein East Sacramento was burned to the ground by arson. Who would dosuch a thing? (Photo: SacBee)
    3. 3. Yet the community was determined to rebuild the destroyed play structure. This was day five of the incredibleeffort to rebuild McKinley Park. This represents the contributions of hundreds of volunteers giving hundredsof hours, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars the community donated. This was the park onJune 7, 2013 ~ McKinley Park, A Work in Progress
    4. 4. A little time for play…but mostly work as the park comes together during dayfive of work.McKinley Park ~ A Work in Progress
    5. 5. McKinley Park ~A Work in ProgressThis was the park at sunset. I think the kids are going tolove climbing on the big synthetic boulder. This park isgoing to be a dream come true!
    6. 6. I haven’t done much building in my day, but hundreds of moms and dads likeme picked up tools to help with the rebuild. It really was like an old-fashionedcommunity barn raising.Time to drill down… …Who cares if you’re an amateur?
    7. 7. McKinley Park ~ The way it came together was athing of beauty to behold…
    8. 8. McKinley Park ~ Mosaic Wall inprogress
    9. 9. A number of staging areas made the rebuildpossible.
    10. 10. I can’t wait to watch the look on my daughter’s face whenshe sees this little train.
    11. 11. Time for a break high above. This will be apark like no other.
    12. 12. The finishing touches are being placed on the park. It is now complete.It will reopen to the public on June 27, 2013.
    13. 13. Slideshow byLauren Ivy ChiongReelMama.com

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