Southside Park Gets a Makeover
Partners join forces to revive a neighborhood resource
The playground at 2801 Lockbourne Road, is about to get crashed – yard crashed
by Columbus Recreation and Parks, the Marion Franklin community and a few
May 3, 2016, at 9am the fun starts. More than 150 volunteers will convene at
the Marion Franklin site to build a new playground for the community to enjoy
going to be an exciting event that will transform this area,” said
Councilmember Jaiza Page. “In less than 24 hours, you will not recognize this
ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 3pm with City of Columbus Mayor Andrew
J. Ginther, Councilmember
Jaiza Page and Director of Columbus Recreation and Parks
Department Tony Collins.
community and neighborhood youth participated with input on the playground
design which is being provided by Playworld.
playgrounds are integral to the health and wellness of our youth, which is a
core part of our mission. The Recreation and Parks Department cannot fulfill
this mission alone; it takes partners and volunteers and I am thankful for the
various partners and many volunteers who are making the Marion Franklin Playground
a reality,” said Collins.
for the project is provided by:
non-profit organization KaBoom! and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group through a Let’s
Play City Construction grant
Third Bank celebrating Fifth Third Day
ArcelorMittal, Local Matters, Alliance Data and
Franklin Community Center CRC and other neighborhood organizations.