Nixon Playground

Nixon Elementary School (2121 N Keeler Ave) in Hermosa, Chicago, is in dire need of a new playground! The existing playground is over 20 years old and in terrible shape! Over 30 children have allegedly been injured on the existing equipment and there are holes, rust, and graffiti covering the playground.

The Hermosa Neighborhood Association (HNA) has tried to work with the school and CPS to get funding for a new playground but there are no funds. HNA has secured a grant with KaBOOM! for over $100,000 and we are working with the Alderman to get the old playground removed.

A part of the grant is a "community buy-in" requirement of $8,500. We, as well as Padres Activitos de Nixon (a parent-led group), have various fundraisers planned but our $500 GoFundMe goal will get us a long way toward reaching our total. We have raised $2,500 thus far and have various fundraisers planned through the spring and early summer. 

Escuela Primaria Nixon (2121 N Keeler Ave) en Hermosa, Chicago, está en extrema necesidad de un nuevo campo de juego! El parque existente es más de 20 años de edad y se encuentra en muy mal estado! Más de 30 niños han sido heridos en el equipo existente y hay agujeros, óxido y grafitis que cubren el patio de recreo.

La Asociación de Vecinos Hermosa (HNA) ha tratado de trabajar con la escuela y CPS para obtener fondos para un nuevo campo de juego, pero no hay fondos. HNA ha asegurado una otorgamiento por parte de KABOOM! por más de $ 100.000 y estamos trabajando con el concejal para obtener el antiguo área de recreo eliminado.

Una parte de la otorgación es un requisito de la "comunidad por-dentro" de $ 8.500. Entonces tenemos planificados varios eventos para recaudar fondos y nuestro GoFundMe meta de $500 nos obtendrán un camino hacia el total. Hemos podido colectad la cantidad de $ 2,500 hasta el momento pero también tenemos varios eventos planeados para recaudar fondos a través de la primavera y principios del verano.

This is a hole that has injured several students, permanently scaring them. Parents patched up the hole with wood because CPS refused to fix the unsafe hazard.
The playground is over 20 years old and covered in black paint to cover up graffiti. 
HNA and the parents of Nixon regularly clean up the school. We have tremendous pride in Nixon and its student body. 
The playground is covered in rust, a potential tetanus health issue for students. 
Aidan Salgado, a 7 year old student at Nixon, fell through the hole (shown above) and bled profusely. He was taken to the hospital for new shots and now has a permanent scar from the incident. His case is not the only one. 
This is a rendering of the new KaBOOM! playground. Parents and students will be able to have the final say on its configuration. 


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Colin Bird 
Chicago, IL
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