A popular East Lansing park is in the midst of a major transformation. All week, dozens of volunteers have been hammering, lifting and drilling sections of what will soon be a new playground at Patriarche Park. They’re expecting to wrap up work today, and Current State’s Kevin Lavery has been following their progress.
The first person Kevin spoke with was Tim McCaffrey, the director of parks and recreation for the city of East Lansing. He talked about the old playground’s hazards and how the community came together to raise almost $600,000.