The Marengo Park District is proud to announce tentative dates for the rebuild of the playground at Indian Oaks Park.

The park district in conjunction with 1st ward Alderman Mike Miller have begun the planning of the community based playground build that will recruit community residents, organizations, elected officials and businesses to construct a playground in a day. The playground that is being built is Phase 1 of an ultimate grand plan with additional elements to be completed in future phases as funds become available.

The tentative build dates are May 6 and/or May 13. More information will be coming out regarding these two weekends. Volunteers will be asked to build structures, mix concrete, move soft surface wood chips and assist with all phases of building a playground. In addition, the park district will have activities for children that will allow our youth to have a part in the playground as well as keep a safe distance away from the actual construction site. Art projects will be planned and completed that day as a reminder of the contributions made by all members of the community in constructing this new exciting facility. Some of the art projects will be included in the final playground facility for all to enjoy in the future.

The park district is looking for community volunteers in the following areas: Food Service, Medical/First Aid, Teachers, Entertainment, Construction, Artists, Photography and concerned citizens that would like to help. The district would also like to encourage businesses, elected officials, organizations, families, and block clubs to register as a group to come out in an organized effort to help our kids.

All interested parties that would like to volunteer and be included in future organizing meetings should call the park district at 815-578-0886 to leave your name or your organizations name with a contact person, email address, phone number and an approximate amount of volunteers. Individual volunteers are invited and encouraged to register.

BE a Sponsor, BRING a team, BRING yourself, COME OUT and make a difference in your community.

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