Mayfair closer to rebuilding 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.

The civic association made this video for KaBOOM!

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.

“If we can get KaBOOM! and the school district to work together we can probably end up with a $50,000 playground for $10,000, DeFelice said. “If we can’t get them to work together we’re gonna have to do a $25,000 playground for $25,000.”

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