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Donate to help build Jessica’s park

(Jan 31, 2013)

Fundraising has begun to help redesign a Westminster park in honor of Jessica Ridgeway.

The Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park will be an enduring tribute to the memory of a girl whose joyful spirit touched so many. In keeping with the family’s wishes, the park will become a place for positive reflection and memories.

The Westminster Legacy Foundation, a local nonprofit that benefits the community of Westminster, is raising funds to help build Jessica’s park. Proceeds from the fundraising will go directly to the City of Westminster, which will build the park.

The City of Westminster has committed $200,000 in cash and in-kind services. The total cost of the project is $450,000. The remainder is being sought in grants and contributions.

Plans for the park include some of Jessica's favorite things, like a zip line-like track ride, knock-knock jokes, flowers and her favorite color, purple. The plans also include major elements such as a whimsical, ribbon-based swing set, ribbon sculpture, picnic shelter and trees. Learn more about the proposed park design here.

“We hope that everyone can join in and contribute to building Jessica’s park,” said Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally. “Donations small and large get us closer to our goal and help the healing for the family, the community and all of those who were touched by this tragic event.”

Complete details on the fundraising effort, including plans for the park and ways to contribute, are on the Westminster Legacy Foundation website, www.westminsterlegacyfoundation.org.

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