In mid 2012, the Friends of Fleetwood Park, Locust Street Branch, applied to the Gilmore | Henne Community Fund for help with the revitalization of their Locust Street Park on the 600 block of East Locust Street, in the Borough of Fleetwood. They applied to have the old playground equipment replaced and when the Borough of Fleetwood caught wind of their fundraising and awareness efforts, they came and inspected the playground. It was subsequently deemed unsafe and all the equipment was removed. The Locust Street Park was left with an empty space where a playground once was.
The Locust Street Park is the 6th park that we revitalized and the 2nd playground built from the ground up. It was an expensive project compared to other revitalizations, but seeing the smiles on the children’s and adult’s faces and hearing the laughter of playing, makes it all worth it. Thanks to everyone who supported this project. Because of all of you, a breath of new life has entered the Locust Street Park for the Fleetwood community and all of Berks County to enjoy.
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Susquehanna Private Banking and Sports Division has been a proud annual supporter of the Gilmore | Henne Community Fund since 2010.
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Get involved through the giving of your time during playground builds and revitalization,
by donating money, or simply by cleaning up the park closest to you.