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Weccacoe Playground renovations began this week

Weccacoe Playground has been set for renovations for some time now, but once the historical burial ground was discovered on the site, plans became delayed.

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Plans from QVNA.

After much debate over the future of this community space on the 400 block of Catharine St., it was decided in February that construction would move forward in a respectable manner to preserve this historical burial ground. As of Monday, March 28, the park closed for construction to begin on the site.  Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Weccacoe Playground improvements to move forward despite historic burial ground on site

Weccacoe Playground on the 400 block of Catharine Street boasts more than just playground equipment. Underneath that community space is a burial ground for as many as 5,000 people from the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1800′s.

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Photo of the playground from QVNA.

With this burial ground being named to the National Register of Historic Places, what does the future hold for the much-needed renovations to this community space? According to Mayor Jim Kenney, despite this historical designation, some improvements will be moving forward to enhance Weccacoe.

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