Playground of dreams: Project Renewal’s Sr. Concetta Park to get facelift


By Barb Arland-Fye

Palmer College of Chiropratic student Kristina Bemis (wearing glasses) views the artistic work of a participant at Project Renewal’s Treat House in Davenport, which offers after-school activities and enrichment for children living in the area. The Davenport-based chiropractic college hopes to revitalize Sr. Concetta Park, where the children play.

DAVENPORT – Children participating in after-school activities at the Treat House gathered upstairs on a recent Monday afternoon for a special project. Students from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport want to revitalize the park where the children play and asked them to draw their dream playground on paper.
The kids drew merry-go-rounds, basketball courts, a roller coaster and a swimming pool they’d like to see inside Sr. Concetta Park across the street from the Treat House.
“They won’t be getting a swimming pool or a roller coaster, but we’ll be able to do some things that are on our ‘bucket list,’” said Ann Schwickerath, director of Project Renewal, which operates the Treat House and owns Sr. Concetta Park in Davenport’s central city.

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