Merrimac Park welcomes new playground

August 30, 2013 4:12:55 PM PDT
Chicago's Dunning community has a new state-of-the art playground.

Residents joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Merrimac Park.

The new playground features rubberized soft surfaces and spray fountains.

It's part of a plan to build and improve parks throughout the city so that every Chicagoan can enjoy a walk of less than a ten minutes to a park.