City leaders celebrate opening of new MLK Park playground

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Kids in one Indianapolis neighborhood will now be able to enjoy a playground with brand new equipment.

City officials and the parks foundation held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park on the near north side.

Mayor Joe Hogsett said the park is designed to live up to the hope that King still represents today.

“We are the kind of city where children, regardless of race or gender, class or ability, regardless of religion or sexual orientation or background or family, should be able to run and play and imagine,” Hogsett said.

The mayor took some time to enjoy the new playground with the kids.

The playground is the latest project to come out of a $600,000 initiative to renovate the park.