New E.C. Playground Open For Holiday Weekend
May 23, 2014—City of East Chicago press release—Mayor Anthony Copeland and The Common Council held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Kosiuszko Park in East Chicago celebrating the new Park equipment recently installed. Rev. Msgr. John J. Siekierski from St. Stanislaus Parish blessed the park and the children from St. Stanislas school enjoyed a wonder day on the new playground.
Mayor Copeland said, “This is just one part of many improvements to come to our city. This is a quality of life improvement in our parks that will be low maintenance and enjoyed for years to come”.
The Playground equipment is ready for Memorial Day Holiday as promised. The City of East Chicago has worked closely with contractors to continue the scheduled improvements to our parks. There will still be some ongoing construction throughout the coming weeks.
The following 2 phases are to be done simultaneously and include the following: Basketball Courts, Shelters, Fitness Equipment, Benches, Picnic Tables, Grills, Park signs/Way finding signs, Art sculptures, Improved landscaping, and Trash receptacles. These final phases are scheduled for completion by or before the Fourth of July Holiday.
The City of East Chicago has invested over $2 million dollars to renovate our parks. The following Parks are schedule for these upgrades.
• Tod Park, Kosciuszko Park, Washington Park, Nunez Park, Callahan Park, Riley Park, Sunnyside Park, Roxana Park.
Also, equipment from above parks that have been refurbished will be put in the remaining parks that aren’t receiving these initial upgrades. A commitment to further improving all the parks in the city has been pledged and will be noticeable throughout the upcoming years.