A City Unites for the Kids
In February of 2018, the 20 year old playground equipment at the Dr. Thomas F. Carter Park was demolished due to unsafe conditions, and unfortunately, that was the only park playground equipment in Westmoreland for the children to play on.
It didn’t take long for the Midtown Park Committee to be formed by concerned citizens and city officials who wanted to spread awareness of the situation and raise the funds to replace the playground equipment for the kids.
Less than 3 months after the removal of the playground equipment from Dr. Carter park, the Midtown Park Committee placed the order for the 1st piece of new playground equipment. This was only possible through the generosity and selflessness of the citizens and business owners of Westmoreland.
The new piece of playground equipment is to be installed either June or early July.
This is not the end of the Midtown Park Committee by any means. They are working hard to develop a plan to upgrade both the Dr. Thomas F. Carter Park and the Mayor Ricky Woodard Community Park to be more appealing to the residents and visitors of the community. This plan will then be used to apply for a state grant to bring these updates to life.