Kids Kingdom reopens Friday November 10th after arson reconstruction
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- After arson took place at a beloved local park, the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts crew took action to get the park up and running as soon as possible.
With great team effort and a positive attitude despite the negative cause, the park will be back open by Friday the 10th of November.
Kids Kingdom in Potawatomi Park was developed in 1991 by a group of volunteers who wanted to create something special for the neighborhood children.
The fire was noticed by a neighbor around 6:30 p.m. on November 1st and was extinguished shortly thereafter.
Executive Director of South Bend Venues Parks & Arts said that 10% of the structure was damaged but was very much salvageable, which crew members proved within a week.
The community stood up to this senseless act of vandalism almost immediately, ready to do whatever it took to get this park back up and running for the children who love and appreciate this South Bend staple.
Despite this malicious act, the 25 year old park fortunately does not look to be done serving its purpose to the children of South Bend anytime soon.