in just got shadier, thanks to Ameren Missouri. The corporation donated 32 trees to the park through its Municipal Tree Replacement Program. Ameren staff members also pitched in to plant the trees.
“The new trees at Brendan’s Playground will provide spring blossoms, summer shade and autumn colors for people to enjoy for many years to come,” O'Fallon Landscape Manager Bob Deardeuff said in a news release. “The Parks and Recreation Department especially appreciates the help of the generous individuals who gave their time and got their hands dirty planting trees on a busy Saturday morning.”
Brendan’s Playground is the City’s universally-accessible playground that opened in Westhoff Park in October 2011.
The equipment features ADA-accessible ramps connecting nearly all areas, a variety of climbing structures, steel slides suitable for children with cochlear implants (because the slides do not generate static electricity), a variety of swings so that children of different ages and abilities can swing together, and a set of large, outdoor musical instruments on which kids can improvise tunes.
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