Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Playground on Salem Common

Today is a glorious day, weather-wise, in Salem. It seemed particularly like an appropriate time for me to go take photos of the new children's playground on Salem Common. The playground is intended for little ones who are 5 to 12 years old. There is even a special surface that is helpful to children of all abilities in being able to use this area.

The money for the playground was raised by two community groups -- the Salem Common Neighborhood Association, and Parents United of Salem. While I was president of the Salem Rotary Club, our Club donated $6,000 to the effort as well.

The results are certainly worthy of a great little city like Salem, Massachusetts.

If you are planning to visit the Hawthorne Hotel, and have little ones traveling with you, you will be happy to know about this excellent new addition to the neighborhood.

I hope to see you here.



  1. Juli ... Seeing the new playground really takes me back to the summer of 1990.

    My wife, daughter (about 5 at the time) and I were holidaying in Salem and staying at the Hawthtorne. I remember how much my daughter enjoyed the old playground. There were actually more structures to play on back then. Since that summer I have jogged past the remnants of the old structure many times remembering that wonderful vacation, but never imagining that a new play structure would be built there one day.

    This majestic structure will certainly be the source of memories for many more families for years to come. What a fabulous addition to the Common and for the families that stay at the Hawthorne.

  2. Thanks for sharing your nice memories and thoughts! Juli