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School, City Dedicate New Flynn Park Playground

The new playground was conceived, constructed and funded through a group effort.

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.

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