Residents Asked to Help Shape Joey’s Park's Future
Public Invited to Take a Survey and Share Memories
The Friends of Joey’s Park Committee is seeking public input on the future of the popular playground.
Joey’s Park was closed down briefly last November because of safety concerns. Repairs were made, but they are temporary fixes. Joey’s Park – located next to the Winn Brook Elementary School in Belmont – is 23 years old. Playground inspectors expect a life span of 20 years on this type of park.
The Friends of Joey’s Park Committee is looking into both repair and replacement options.
Anyone who has ever enjoyed Joey’s Park is invited to take a five-minute survey at the Joey's Park website. Residents are also invited to share favorite memories and photographs of the park for use on the Friends of Joey’s Park website. E-mail memories and photographs to email@example.com.
The park was built in 1989 in memory of Joey O’Donnell who battled cystic fibrosis. He attended the Winn Brook Elementary School and was a student at the Chenery Middle School when he died at the age of 12. His friends came up with the idea of a playground, private citizens made contributions big and small and the whole community came together for a massive “community build."
The result is the play structure that exists today honoring Joey’s life and spirit.