Northeast Family YMCA Gets New Playgrounds

Dozens of volunteers, along with help from Kids Around the World, helped the YMCA build two new playgrounds at the Northeast Family YMCA. There is a playground specific to preschool ages and a second designed for youth ages six to 12 years old. 

Both playgrounds would not have been possible if it were not for the support from the Berry Family, UTC, Rockford Park District, and the Reno Family Foundation. The cost to construct the two playgrounds was $62,500. 

“We believe this playground will not only benefit Y members, but the community and visitors as well,” said Melissa Burns, Executive Director, Northeast Family YMCA. “It is located behind our facility, which makes it a convenient spot for families using the adjacent sports fields, neighbors using the walking path and our members.”

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and/or donated items.

Group volunteers: Northeast Family YMCA Advisory Council, YouthBuild, Little Star Plastics, Associated Bank, Thunder Youth Spirit Revolution Cheer Team, Schnucks, YMCA Retired Men's Club

Donated items: Culligan donated water and Schnucks donated food.