Save the Brick Walk Community Playground

The Brick Walk Community Playground in Plainfield, Illinois was built by a work force of volunteers from the community in May 1994. With the guidance of Leathers and Associates this playground was designed for longevity and creativity. When the playground was constructed the Walker\'s Grove Parent Teacher Organization created a Playground Committee that would monitor the playground, create maintenance schedules, and organize volunteers. This plan for long term care was put in place so that the playground would last at least 25 years. For the last few years sections of the playground have been boarded up instead of repaired, leaving the playground in need of even more work. The current administration at Walker\'s Grove Elementary School recently announced to it\'s staff the plan to tear down the custom playground and replace it with smaller, manufactured playground equipment. Help protect a one of a kind landmark in your community. Tell District 202 not to remove the Brick Walk Community Playground. __________________________________________________________ We, the undersigned, petition the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 to put a stop to the proposed plan to remove the entirety of the Brick Walk Community Playground at Walker\'s Grove Elementary School. Following the original plan for maintenance will help bring the playground back to excellent working condition. By avoiding demolition, the playground will continue to offer a unique recreational experience for the children in our community for years to come.

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    Carrie Hartley, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I helped build that playground! My family and I lived in Pheasant Chase, and we were pround to be a part of the creation of that playground! Whenever I come to town I bring my kids to play there.
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    Sonja Beallis, United States

    7 years ago Comments: This is one of the few "original" play structures available for today's youth. Although the Plainfield area has numberous playgrounds available they are ALL pre-fab, cookie cutter areas, which limit our children's imagination & interaction. I think it's horrible to even consider demolishing this structure - it's not in dangerous disrepair and I have rarely visited it when it hasn't been busy with kids of all ages having a great time. Save the park!
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    Candy Johnson, United States

    7 years ago Comments: I also helped build this playground. Now that I'm a parent visiting various playgrounds with my 2-year-old, I can truly appreciate the uniqueness of the Walker's Grove Playground. It would be a shame for it to be torn down and replaced with something you find everywhere else!
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