Rowan Sweeney’s dad talks blueprints, location of Memorial Park

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – A park is being set up in honor of Rowan Sweeney.

He’s the young boy who was murdered last year in Struthers.

We learned the memorial will be part of Boardman Park. Here’s a look at the plans for the park.

  • Rowan Sweeney Memorial Park design
  • Rowan Sweeney Memorial Park design

We got these from Rowan’s dad, David Sweeney.

It’s an inclusive play park for children of all ages and abilities. It will also have safety turf.

David told us they are partnering with Boardman Park to make a reality.

“We couldn’t do this without the community, we really couldn’t. This is a project that the community has rallied behind and we’re honored to be able to do something like this for Rowan and to be able to bring this kind of play to the area. I think it’s just going to be wonderful,” David said.

To make a donation toward the future park or to get involved, visit Donations can also be taken to any Huntington Bank in the area or by mail, just send them to:

Rowan’s Memorial Park
P.O. Box 97
Struthers, Ohio 44471

A Breakfast with Santa fundraiser is also taking place on Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be at the American Legion Post 15 at 35 Cortland Street in Youngstown. Visit the above website for registration.

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