Playground in honor of sisters completes phase one


FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — When a family lost their twin daughters in a fire, they decided to honor the girls with a project the community could enjoy.

When they lost the two young girls in 2013, the family decided to create a theme park of sorts.

After years of hard work,  Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground, has officially completed phase one: Fantasy Land. It is Disney World themed and is accessible to all children regardless of limitations. 

“Our girls were so young, and so loved by our community. We just really felt the need to make sure that their spirits and their kindness was reflected and in whatever we did to honor them,” said Chrissi Lillard, founder of the Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground.

Organizers made it their mission to ensure the park is accessible to all children. The park has three phases. Each side will have a different theme with various amenities.

Phase one, which is Fantasy Land will open to the public this spring, but the other two phases still need to be completed. Organizers say any help from the public will be appreciated.

For more information visit the playground’s website.

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