Ceremony to Mark New Playground Equipment in Lafayette Park

A ceremony is being held Thursday, October 10, to celebrate the installation of new playground equipment in Lafayette Park.

The equipment was provided by a grant to Habitat for Humanity Springfield by the Republic Services Charitable Foundation’s National Neighborhood Promise program.

The $100,000 grant allowed replacement of the equipment in one of Springfield’s oldest parks, located in the Woodland Heights neighborhood. The new playground will be ADA accessible and has a rubber padded surface for extra safety.

The event, which starts at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, will feature speakers including Zone 1 City Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson, Habitat for Humanity Springfield Executive Director Larry Peterson, and others.