Sunday marked the official opening of a new playground in honor of Sandy Hook first-grader Charlotte Bacon.
The playground is located on Sea Bluff Beach in West Haven. This is the 23rd playground built in honor of the Sandy Hook shooting victims by the Sandy Ground Project.
Construction of the playground began Friday. On Saturday as final touches were being made to the playground, over 300 runners turned out for a 5K road race in memory of Charlotte. The race raised over $14,000 for the Sandy Ground Project.
Charlotte’s family said the project is nothing short of amazing.
“They've given our family a beautiful weekend all about honoring Charlotte, and the town of West Haven,” Charlotte’s mother JoAnn Bacon said. “A beautiful playground where families can make their own new memories.”
Much of the playground is pink, Charlotte’s favorite color. It also features her artwork.
There are two more “Where Angels Play” playground celebrations planned in memory of the Sandy Hook shooting victims.