Little Italy Playground

It seems as though the Little Italy playground is underutilized. I’ve seen a lot of parks with water fountain play areas for kids, see picture. With these systems, little streams of water randomly shoot up from the ground and kids just love to splash around in these fountains. They can even be made to light up at night. I think the Little Italy playground would be a great place to build a fountain like this and in addition a little frozen lemonade or slush drink stand could be stationed inside the playground. Another thought is to use this area for an annual Italian food festival or Italian heritage festival. I would love to see attention brought back to Little Italy. A group of Italian people took a chance and immigrated to town to help build a paper mill. I think it would be poetic to build Little Italy back up and symbolize a new era of taking chances.

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Thanks Hampden Electrical, another outstanding supporter of the Katahdin Region, for matching $1000 in donations to Our Katahdin projects.

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Bangor, ME 04401

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Katahdin Area Communal Gardens
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