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Community Build, Jones Park – Candace Pickens Memorial Park
Wed., October 4, 8:00 am-Sun., October 8, 5:00 pm
Jones Park Playground was a treasured community park used by families from across the city of Asheville. Unfortunately, it was removed without a replacement plan in September of 2021. Members of the community began working immediately to find a solution to get this playground rebuilt with donated funds and labor from the community. In this process, the park was renamed Candace Pickens Memorial Park. Candace played in this park and brought her son to play. She was tragically killed here in 2016. October 4-8 hundreds of volunteers from neighborhoods across the city and county will be giving their time to help bring this playground back. Working side by side they are building more than just a playground, they are building community and connections that will last lifetimes.
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