Friends of Glenside Weldon nearing goal to update Glenside Weldon Playground. You can still contribute

Friends of Glenside Weldon has raised $62,387 of its $75,000 goal to update the Glenside Weldon Playground and is working on a plan to preserve “The Cheese” the beloved structure that has been at the site for decades. To donate click here.

Friends of Glenside Weldon provided some highlights on the status of the fundraising project:

  • Confirmed $25,000 grant from Senator Art Haywood which will be used for new playground equipment
  • Working to conserve “The Cheese” which was determined to have been made by a very famous sculptor (Jim Miller-Melberg) in the ’60s or ’70s.  Working with the Abington School District and Abington Art Center to come up with a plan to preserve it
  • Solved the illegal parking issue and have a full view of the playground again
  • Working with the Abington Shade Tree Commission in partnership with GYAC submitted a greening plan for the entire space.  Over the last several months some of the giant trees along Parkdale have been lost. The proposed three-year greening plan replaces those trees and strategically plants new trees in key spaces