Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland                                             



Date:  Friday, September 7, 2018                                                                      

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   


contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary


City of Chester to Hold Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Washington Park 


(CHESTER, PA) – On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:00pm, the City of Chester will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of Washington Park.


The ceremony will focus on upgrades made to the site which were necessary after a storm in June 2015 significantly damaged playground equipment. Other site improvements include accessible walkways, sidewalks and curbing.


The project, which cost more than $250,000 to complete was funded through a state grant and federal monies awarded to the Chester Economic Development Authority (CEDA).


Event speakers will include Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, and a representative from CEDA. Several other city officials, local school-aged children and residents of the Washington Park area are expected to attend. 


WHO: The City of Chester


WHAT:  Will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Washington Park


WHERE:  Washington Park

                   E. 17th Street & Melrose Avenue 

                  Chester, PA 19013


WHEN:  Monday, September 10, 2018 at 3:00pm