Mayor Mike Purzycki and Dir. of Parks & Recreation Ian Smith in April joined West Side Grows Together, Friends of Cool Spring Group, City and State officials, students and staff from Lewis Elementary School, and local residents for a ceremony to mark the completion of improvements to Cool Spring Park Playground. Located at N. Van Buren and W. 10th Sts., this state-of-the-art playground is the latest in a series of park renovations on the City’s West Side.
“I continue to be impressed and encouraged by the outpouring of support and participation by the community for projects like this one,” said the Mayor. “The need for upgrades to this park’s stormwater management system and playground equipment goes back decades, but through a lot of hard work, persistence, and cooperation among numerous partners and stakeholders, the end result is a spectacular new open space that will further strengthen the surrounding neighborhoods and improve the lives of residents – especially those of the hundreds of elementary school students who use this playground for outdoor recess throughout the school year. This new playground is just one more example of what can be achieved when communities and government work together to address a pressing need.”