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Students Help 'Plan' Future Oswego Park

Mar 06, 2016 09:05AM ● By Steven Jack

Oswegoland Park District Planner Chad Feldatto recently visited with second-grade classes at Old Post Elementary School.

Who better to ask about planning a park than kids themselves? 

Last week, Oswegoland Park District’s Senior Park Planner, Chad Feldotto, was invited to Old Post Elementary School’s second grade classes. The students are currently designing their own parks and playgrounds in class and thought it would be helpful to ask a Park Planner for advice. 

After reviewing their elaborate and detailed plans, Feldotto asked the students to assist him in planning a park by placing amenities like the playground, trees, and a soccer goal.

The kids learned how parks are funded and what materials are used to make a playground. Feldotto said his favorite idea of the day was a student wondering when there would be swings for dogs. While the ideas are only a concept, Feldotto said he will keep the great ideas in mind for future parks. 

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