Surviving Part of McKinley Park Playground Torn Down

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In this iconic park nestled in this East Sacramento neighborhood, a beacon of childhood memories is being dismantled.

“Today is is the saddest part of the whole build process is that they are actually taking down what’s left of the old playground,” said Steve Swindle, a member of the Rebuild McKinley committee.

This isn’t happening because of progress, or to make way for something else, but because it was torched last year in an act of arson, and act struck at the heart of this community. Almost immediately, the community responded and began raising money, forming a plan and putting it into motion.

“It’s going to be a wonderful playground,it’s going to be uniquely Sacramento,and there will be nothing like it anywhere in the world,” Swindle said.

The playground will be rebuilt this summer starting on June 4.


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