Rebuild McKinley Playground–How We Can Help

Rebuild McKinley Playground

Update from Councilman Steve Cohn, District 3

Rebuild McKinley Playground

Rebuild McKinley Website Launched

Today a dedicated website for Rebuild McKinley was launched.  The site will be updated frequently to provide you with information on progress, upcoming community meetings and fundraising activities.  People can also go to the site to donate money for the rebuild effort and to sign up to receive updates regarding the project.

Community Meeting Planned for Thursday, September 6

McKinley Playground 1

The City is exploring the availability of park funds and has started the process of filing an insurance claim, however, the insurance is expected only to cover the cost of replacing the damaged section. Yet, wood throughout the entire playground has aged and is due for replacement. Restoring the playground may run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Councilman Cohn and the City’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a community meeting on Thursday,September 6, 2012, to get feedback about potential rebuilding plans and associated costs.   The meeting will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Hall, Clunie Community Center, 601 Alhambra Boulevard.

Restaurants to Donate Funds

The Firehouse and Ten22 Restaurants and Ambrosia Café have all generously stepped up to help raise funds for the McKinley Playground Rebuild effort.

Ambrosia Cafe

Ambrosia Café will donate 10 percent of August’s sales of the best-selling sandwich, the Summer Sandwich, to Gifts to Share, Inc. to help rebuild the recently destroyed playground. The Summer Sandwich is made with local heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, house made pesto sauce on ciabatta bread and finished on the panini grill. The goal is to sell 1,150 sandwiches in 31 days between the two downtown Sacramento cafes.
Ambrosia on K- 1030 K Street
Ambrosia at 621- 621 Capitol Mall


The Harvego family restaurants, The Firehouse and Ten22, are pitching in to help rebuild the beloved McKinley Park playground.  From Sunday through Saturday, August 19-25, 15 percent of the revenue generated at both restaurants will be donated to “Gifts to Share Inc./Rebuild McKinley.
Councilman Cohn appreciates the efforts of Ambrosia Café, The Firehouse and Ten22 and hopes other businesses will continue to join the effort to rebuild.

Pictures Wanted for Website

Councilman Cohn with his family, wife Catherine Travers and children Adam Cohn and Nicole Cohn – 1994

Cohn Family 1994

Email your favorite photo and a caption to Council District DirectorSue Brown so they can be part of a photo album on this webpage. By emailing the photo to Sue, you are giving the City of Sacramento express permission to publish the photo for promotional purposes.

August 3, 2012

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