A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Arlington Heights Park, 3429 W. Pierce St., drew neighbors, funders and public officials, including Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Michael Murphy, Ald. Bob Donovan, Ald. Robert W. Puente, Mike Mervis, a consultant at Zilber Ltd., and Susan Lloyd, executive director of the Zilber Family Foundation.
The park is the first of a dozen to be renovated by the MKE Plays initiative, spearheaded by Murphy and funded with an initial $300,000 grant from the Zilber Family Foundation. The additions to the park, which community residents helped plan and build, include youth and adult fitness areas, climbing structures and a rain garden.