Community invited to help cleanup Kids' Kingdom Monday night
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-Today, you can pitch in to help repair a popular South Bend playground after someone set it on fire. The community is coming together in hopes of getting Kids’ Kingdom back into shape.
South Bend Venues Parks and Arts organized a cleanup at Potawatomi Park from 4 to 6 P.M. Monday evening.
On Halloween night, Kids’ Kingdom went up in flames. The fire is still under investigation. Officials aren’t ruling out the possibility of arson.
“It’s our park, it’s a citizen park,” said Amy Roush, Volunteer Coordinator for SBVPA. “Someone doing something hurtful is not going to take our overall feeling of positivity as a city.”
Officials say it’s too dangerous for the public to be making repairs to the damaged areas. Park officials have already removed burned pieces of wood and are replacing them.
Anyone that would like to help should bring a pair of yard gloves or a rake. Roush says the group will be bagging up leaves and using bleach solution to scrub parts of the park.
They hope to have Kids’ Kingdom re-opened within the next 3 weeks.
If you can’t make it out to the cleanup event and still want to help, SBVPA has set up a donation page for Kids’ Kingdom. You can find it HERE.