LINCOLN SQUARE — Legion Park's new playground is just a mountain of wood chips away from being ready for action.
Volunteers from the community are being recruited to spread fibar wood chips, which will form the playground's surface, from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at 3100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Volunteers should meet at the playground.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and come prepared to either shuttle wood chips via wheelbarrow or spread using rakes. Closed toe shoes are a must.
Legion Park, in the Budlong Woods neighborhood of Lincoln Square, is one of 103 playgrounds being renovated in 2014 as part of the Chicago Plays! program.
Unlike typical playground renovations — in which the Chicago Park District foots a third of the bill, with the remainder split between the alderman's office and private interests such as park advisory councils — Chicago Plays! picks up the entire tab, courtesy of the Park District's capital budget.