The Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park is set to be dedicated on October 5, 2013 in Westminster, Col., which is near Denver. Terracon’s Denver office donated funding and employee time to complete the project. These contributions, along with gifts from many generous people and organizations within the community, made the project a success.
The park was built in remembrance of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway who was abducted and murdered on Oct. 5, 2012 and is located in an area where Jessica liked to play. Special thanks go to the following staff members from the Denver office who helped to build the park:
“This terrible tragedy shook me and the entire community,” said Dan Redman, an assistant department manager in the Denver office and one of the volunteers. “We were honored when the City of Westminster asked Terracon to be a part of the team that would build the park. The memorial will serve as a stepping stone for the family and community to heal, and is such a wonderful tribute to Jessica.”
Children in the Westminster community will enjoy playing on the new equipment, and Kids Around the World, a nonprofit organization, will refurbish the old equipment and install it in a developing nation.