Parks and Recreation of Bridgeton Holds Ribbon Cutting of New Inclusive Playground

On Friday, January 22 the Parks and Recreation Department of Bridgeton, community and state officials, and community partners, such as the St. Louis Community Foundation, gathered for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new inclusive playground at the Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC). 

Before the ribbon was cut, Vicki Ventrella-Meyer, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation, Mayor Terry Briggs and Senator Brian Williams spoke about the importance of the new playground. 

“This playground opens up even more opportunities for families to enjoy community and get fresh air. This is a community with its eye on the future, where families can live and play safely because this city invests in its people,” said Senator Williams.  

The Parks and Recreation Department of Bridgeton was awarded a grant in the amount of $350,000 from the Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund, a component of the St. Louis Community Foundation, to complete the construction of the new playground. The Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund was established in July 2018 with $12.5 million from a legal settlement between the State of Missouri and Republic Services, Allied Services, and Bridgeton Landfill, LLC regarding the subsurface smoldering event at the Bridgeton Landfill in Bridgeton, MO.   

Click here for the full list of grants made from the Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund.