McKinley Park Sacramento playground rebuild slideshow
McKinley Park Sacramento ~ A community comes together after playground destroyed
Almost a year ago, in July 2012, the beautiful large wooden playground structure at our local park was destroyed due to arson. The large fortress-like structure at McKinley Park Sacramento had been built by the community through hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and volunteer hours. In just a few hours that night, it was gone.
Yet the community rallied immediately in support of a new playground. It has been so touching to see the community coming together once more to rebuild McKinley Park Sacramento. The new design is inspired by local school children’s ideas and the rich history of East Sacramento, where the park is located.
One of my favorite parts of the design is the incorporation of architectural details from the old Alhambra movie palace, which was demolished in 1973 to build a Safeway.
Gazing at the park as it comes together, I can envision what it would have been like to enjoy the Moorish-style architecture of that building. The playground also has whimsical touches like a colorful tree house and a fanciful mosaic wall. The sheer imagination that has gone into this design is breathtaking.
I can’t wait for to see my daughter’s face as her little feet to traverse the whole of the new structure. In the meantime, I couldn’t help but grab my drill and join in the fun of this glorious community project.
The park is slated to reopen for the ecstatic kids to enjoy on June 27, 2013.
For more photos and information about the McKinley Park Sacramento playground rebuild, check out the slideshow above!