Members of the Aberdeen Concerned Citizens (ACC) continue to seek ways to improve the Aberdeen Village Park, according to ACC Vice President Diana Mason.
Earlier in May, this year, the group received a letter from Holly Wiggins, Director, Community and Corporate Social Responsibility for Dayton Power and Light regarding a generous donation.
In the letter DP&L representative Wiggins stated that along with the DP & L Foundation, the company contributed more that $2.4 million each year to support and enrich civic, educational and cultural organizations, as well as actively support economic development and environmental projects throughout its service territory.
DP & L made a donation of $16,500 for funding for installation of security/surveillance equipment in Aberdeen Community Park.
“We were all so excited to receive this donation, so that we can install security cameras in our park,” Mason said. “This check means that all the work that’s been done in the park so far will be a lot safer. The cameral will allow the police department to monitor everything that goes on in the park.”
Mason said that all the playground equipment is now in place and the final phase of specialized playground equipment would be complete in about a week.
“This final phase will include equipment that will be handicapped accessible expecially for children with autism,” Mason said. “Our group will also be installing a couple drinking fountains near the ball field and near the playground equipment.”