Dozens of volunteers came out Saturday to help build a playground that will be named in honor of Lily Brooks, a 3-year-old girl who passed away after being involved in a motor vehicle collision that occurred Sept. 11 on Quaker Farms Road.
The playscape had been approved by residents during a town meeting on June 19. The town set aside $138,000 for the upscale playground on Great Oak Road between Quaker Farms School and Great Oak School.
"Naming the playscape for Lily is a small and inadequate gesture but children and parents will know her name for years to come when they go to 'Lily Park' for a play date," First Selectman George Temple said. "Her spirit will be among friends."
The playscape is being made of recycled materials and will have a life warranty of 100 years. It is going to be used by children who are just beginning to walk to those who are 12-years-old.