Community Service Day 2011

Bob O’Reilly & David Lummis at Fullerton Park

AIA West Jersey Volunteers Help Rebuild a Local Playground

On Saturday, April 30, members of AIA West Jersey assisted in a community service project of rebuilding a playground at Fullerton Park in Moorestown, NJ.

Fullerton Park is located in the heart of Moorestown and has been a community based park for decades. The original play set and surrounding fixtures were installed in 1992 by local residents in memory of Frank Fullerton, a Moorestown police officer, who was tragically killed in the line of duty in 1979. Time had taken its toll on the playground, and the Township recently identified significant safety and health issues with the playground. It was time for the playground to be replaced.

Leathers & Associates, who specialize in community-built playgrounds, designed the Fullerton Park playground, and provided supervision for the project. AIA West Jersey members were divided into several teams, each working on a section of the playground with other community volunteers.

The playground was completed on the following day and children immediately enjoyed the result of the volunteer’s efforts. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their Saturday for this worthwhile effort.