It takes a village to raise a child and it took a community to build a playground.
An official celebration to dedicate the new playground at University City’s Flynn Park was held Sunday.
The new playground, which adjoins Flynn Park Elementary School, is the result of a planning and funding effort involving the University City community from school children and parents to the School District of University City and City of University City staff.
To help offset a $230,000 grant from the St. Louis County Municipal League, the Flynn Park community raised over $39,000 in funds for the equipment. The University City Parks Foundation, Woods Family Foundation and Washington University-St. Louis also kicked in funding, and in-kind donations were received from Momentum Worldwide.
In April 2011, hundreds of Flynn Park neighborhood youth set up lemonade stands around the City in a “Take a Stand for Play” event.
To see a KSDK video of the event, click here.