Warrington Township officials, special guests and New York Jets running back Josh Adams will celebrate the groundbreaking for DocterAdams Community Park on Wednesday, July 21, at 11 a.m., at 2235 Oxford Road in Warrington.
The location was formerly known as Willow Knoll Park. The groundbreaking will be the start of an upgrade that will enhance the entirety of the existing park for the benefit of the community. The event is free and open to the public.
The upgrade is the brainchild of Adams, a Central Bucks High School South alum and Warrington native who spent many hours playing in Willow Knoll Park as a kid and who always felt that it needed an upgrade. His way of giving back to Warrington Township is to help make DocterAdams Community Park a reality. The park’s name is derived from the nickname Adams’ CB South football teammates gave him in high school.
“My goal is to give back to my neighborhood, and I think that redevelopment of the park would not only be beneficial for the neighborhood, but for the entire community,” said Adams. “I want to inspire kids to go out and play, train and exercise and feel good about their surroundings. The redevelopment can help cultivate their future in a positive way.”
The reimagined park will have new equipment that both children and adults can utilize for play and fitness, as well as an updated pavilion that will be available to the community for small gatherings. Design and construction services will be furnished by GameTime, a PlayCore Company, through MRC Recreation, a company that has built playgrounds and other recreational areas throughout the U.S.
The groundbreaking will feature remarks by Adams, township officials, state Rep. Maria Collett and others. More information can be found at docteradamscommunitypark.com.
“We are pleased and excited to be working with Josh Adams and his team to revitalize his childhood park in Willow Knoll,” said Ruth Schemm, vice chair of the Warrington board of supervisors and board liaison to the Parks and Recreation board. “This will become a great gathering place for all ages to recreate and form life-long friendships.”
This project is being funded through donations and grants, including a $90,000 Community Development Block Grant from Bucks County.