McKinley Park: New Designs and Demo Day

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One element from Play by Design, LLC’s designs for McKinley Park’s playground.


Last weekend’s warm weather may have reminded some in East Sac their playground in McKinley Park still needs to be rebuilt.

Over the last week, community members have left their comments about blueprints published by the designer, Play by Design, LLC. Take a look at the designs here. The theme of the structures reflects the history and surroundings of East Sacramento, and Sacramento in general.

Now those comments will be taken into considered by the Rebuild McKinley Steering Committee and given to the designer, then a more realistic rendering of the new playground will be completed.

The large wood structure at the playground in the center of McKinley Park caught fire at the end of July. The playground was originally built in 1994 after the community spent a year getting funding and volunteers to build it.

Next month, all remnants of the charred playground will be removed. The city has gotten some calls from people who want to purchase pieces of the old playground, they are currently deciding how to handle those requests.

There are tight deadlines with the removal and design approval, ahead of the June 4-9 rebuild. The entire community is invited to volunteer for the six-day rebuild.

For more information on the designs, how to volunteer, and how you can donate to the project, click on


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