Sandy Hook Memorial Playground To Break Ground In New Jersey - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Sandy Hook Memorial Playground To Break Ground In New Jersey

Posted: Updated:
As part of the project, 10 parks are slated to be built in New Jersey. As part of the project, 10 parks are slated to be built in New Jersey.
VENTNOR, N.J. -

Out of the sorrow from the Sandy Hook School Shooting massacre, a firefighter's union is helping to build beacons of hope.

"It hurts us all. I have young kids," said John Murphy. Murphy is part of New Jersey's largest

The group is hoping to build 26-memorial playgrounds. One for each of the 20 children and six educators killed at the Connecticut elementary school.

"It's a symbol for the victims of Sandy Hook, explained Murphy. "It's also a symbol for all children affected by violence in all communities."

Ten parks are slated to be built in New Jersey. Some of them in areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  

According to the New Jersey Firefighters' Mutual Benevolent Association, the park on Newport in Ventnor could be remodeled and named for one of the victims.

Chase Kowalski competed in a kid triathlon. His park will feature a fitness station.

According to the firefighters, union pop star Will.i.am helped produce a YouTube music video called Heaven by Baby Kealy.

They say when it hits iTunes, proceeds will go towards building the playgrounds.

The  entire project will cost an estimated $2.1 million. So far, they've raised enough money for six playgrounds.

Groundbreaking on the first park is scheduled for March 1  in Sea Bright.

That park will honor special education teacher Ann Marie Murphy.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Hershey Takes Wraps Off New Corporate Logo

    Hershey Takes Wraps Off New Corporate Logo

    AP ImageAP Image
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
  • Video Shows $70K Robbery, Shooting In Supermarket Parking Lot

    Video Shows $70K Robbery, Shooting In Supermarket Parking Lot

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:13:22 GMT

    Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.

  • Teen Drowns Retrieving Soccer Ball From Pond

    Teen Drowns Retrieving Soccer Ball From Pond

    Authorities say a teenager drowned while reportedly trying to retrieve a soccer ball from a recreational reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania.

    Authorities say a teenager drowned while reportedly trying to retrieve a soccer ball from a recreational reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices