On a rainy Saturday in early April, a devoted work crew planted 45 dogwood trees in the park.

The community raised about $120,000 to build a "super playground" in the park at Maple Grove.  The distinctive Leathers & Associates design includes many elements suggested by the playground users: the children.  The whole process took about 1.5 years, culminating in the actual construction of the playground by community volunteers from 1991-04-24 to 1991-04-28.  Project leaders Roseanne Levine and Marsha Dugan began the opening ceremony; Councilman Jim Ferlo and Mayor Sophie Masloff participated in the opening ceremony as well.