SW Bricktown Playground Build a success

Published August 1, 2018

On Saturday, July 28, twenty staff members from Heartland Credit Union, City of Hutchinson employees, and residents of the SW Bricktown Neighborhood descended on SW Bricktown Park in Hutchinson for a Community Playground Build.  The playground is part of a plan to revitalize the SW Bricktown Neighborhood in the southwest corner of Hutchinson.Playground build 200dpi

The playground was made possible by a $30,000 donation from HCU and a matching grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.  The park is an integral part of the neighborhood revitalization that began in 2015.  It will not only provide a place for exercise, but a space for residents to engage with one another and build a sense of community.  Other plans for the park include a walking trail, a picnic shelter, and green space for kids to play.

The crew spent about 7 hours under sunny skies, attaching equipment and setting structure in concrete.  Good progress was made on the playground and City of Hutchinson staff will complete the project over the following week, including a seated zip line that will accommodate kids and adults.

A celebration is planned for Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in SW Bricktown Park to recognize National Night Out.  There will be a ribbon cutting for the new playground that evening, along with free food, a live DJ, and more.  The public is invited to attend.