Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids, established in 1994, is a non-profit organization dedicated to renovating and…More rebuilding playground and recreational facilities in Fairfield neighborhoods.
SPARK says volunteers from each project's neighborhood take responsibility for the bulk of fundraising and equipment installation.
SPARK cites as its accomplishments renovation and construction projects in Lincoln Park, Highwood Park, Owen Fish Park, Melville Park, Rugby Park, Gould Manor Park and the Ash Creek Open Space. The group also installed a popular sprinkler park and shade pavilion at Lake Mohegan and was a major contributor to construction of The Sandcastle, a wooden playground in Henry Rowland Park next to Jennings Beach.
SPARK says recent grants supported the installation of bleachers at Tomlinson Middle School; two picnic tables in Tunxis Hill Park for Fairfield National Little League; a garden greenhouse at Hillel Academy of Fairfield; a climbing wall at Riverfield School; an organic vegetable garden and fencing at Sherman School; and dance facilities at Roger Ludlowe Middle School.
SPARK says it also contributed funds to playgrounds at the Early Childhood Center and the following elementary schools: Jennings, Sherman, McKinley, Riverfield, Stratfield, North Stratfield, Holland Hill and Osborn Hill.
SPARK is seeking new volunteers. For information, call Brian Nerreau at 203-256-8915.
SPARK lists its mailing address as P.O. Box 1358, Fairfield, CT 06825. The address listed here is for the town's Parks and Recreation Department, which works with SPARK on projects.