New Jones Park playground dedicated

In remembrance of children who have died and the love their spirits continue to give, Fort Atkinson on Thursday dedicated a new Jones Park playground designed expressly for youngsters age 2-5.

The Fort Atkinson playground project was undertaken through Embraced a support group for parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and spearheaded by Laura Becker.

As part of the evening dedication, a candlelight vigil was held in honor of national Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

The playground evolved from organizers wanting a place for reflection while also wishing to create being a memorial for children lost during pregnancy or shortly after birth.