Jack’s Place playground will soon be a reality

4 Aug

 

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The construction on Jack’s Place has begun!

Jack’s Place is a a blue, dinosaur-themed playground at Penfield’s Rothfuss Park on Five Mile Line Road. It’s being built by a terrific organization called the Jack Foundation, in honor of 3-year old Jack Heiligman, who lost his life tragically last October. (You can read more about Jack here.) His amazingly strong parents have risen from their shock and grief to create a foundation dedicated to carrying Jack’s happy spirit forward, spreading happiness, laughter and love to other families, as Jack did for his.

The Jack Foundation hopes that the playground will be done just a bit later this summer, so watch for news about grand opening ceremonies. But in the meantime, stop by and check it out. Rothfuss Park is at 1648 Five Mile Line Road, just south of Embury.

(To help raise money for the construction, the foundation sold 116 engraved bricks which will be installed on the walk leading to the playground. Make sure to look for the one sponsored by Barry’s Runners.)

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3 Responses to “Jack’s Place playground will soon be a reality”

  1. Anne Heiligman August 4, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

    Thanks for the great article Missy!!

    • websterontheweb August 5, 2017 at 6:08 am #

      You’re welcome! I’m looking forward to the ribbon cutting. 😊

  2. Maureen August 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    Is this new playground going to be accessible for children with disabilities?
    Never mind, when I enlarged the picture, I could see that it is.

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