Thursday, April 07, 2011 story on the Rebuilding of the Mayfair Memorial Playground

It looks like the Mayfair Memorial Playground is finally being rebuilt.

The playground in front of Lincoln High School on Ryan Avenue was torn down three years ago after a little girl fell and was injured. The School District of Philadelphia was originally only supposed to replace the poor matting blamed on the fall, but ended up ripping the whole thing out, said Joe DeFelice, president of the Mayfair Civic Association.

Now, DeFelice, along with the Friends of Mayfair Memorial Playground, have raised $17,000 and hope to get the additional money needed for the playground from KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization that builds playgrounds, and the Philadelphia School District. The only problem is the two groups can’t seem to get along, DeFelice said.


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