Help Rebuild the McKinley Park Playground!

Source: Sacramento Press

By Amy Thoma

This Friday all you girls (and guys!) on the grid have the chance to help rebuild the McKinley Park playground. Sadly, on July 29th the historic and beloved playground was torched in the early morning hours by an arsonist. Not to jump on my soapbox, but parks are an incredibly important part of a community. Kids need them. Families need them. I can’t properly articulate how sad it makes me someone would attack our community like this.

Happily, Sacramento is doing what we do best: rallying to rebuild it.

On Friday at 7:30, Shine Coffee House is hosting a benefit concert with some of Sacramento’s finest musicians with 100% of the proceeds going straight to rebuilding the park. Shine has also developed a specialty drink for the evening called “The Playground,” and all proceeds from sales of the drink go directly to the rebuilding effort!

This is what being a community is about. Budget cuts have devastated city parks funds and it’s time for us to step in. I’ll be there on Friday and I hope to see you too.

Performers include:


  • Date/Time: Friday, August 17 at 7:30pm
  • Location: Shine Coffee House, 1400 E Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • The ticket price is your donation, give at the door or give at the stage.

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