Bouton Street Park Playground Opens

  Bouton Street Park Playground Opens

Norwalk community groups, city departments and corporate partners collaborated
     to design and build a state-of-the-art playground for City children

Business Wire

NORWALK, Conn. -- September 21, 2013

A refurbished playground opened today at Bouton Street Park in Norwalk, with a
ribbon cutting by Mayor Richard Moccia.

Norwalk community groups, city departments and corporate partners came
together to open a new playgr ...

Norwalk community groups, city departments and corporate partners came
together to open a new playground at Bouton Street Park. The playground was
designed using the community build model, which empowers the local community
to participate in the design and installation, and gives the neighborhood
children a fun, safe place to play. (Photo: Business Wire)

The park’s grand opening marks the culmination of a unique collaborative
project led by the Norwalk Corporate Citizenship Alliance (NCCA), a committee
of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, and the Norwalk Department of
Recreation and Parks, with support from community partner Northeast Community
Church.

Funding and volunteers were provided by major corporate partners Pepperidge
Farm, Incorporated and Beiersdorf, Incorporated, as well as GE Capital, AT&T,
FactSet Research Systems, Mutual Security Credit Union, The Hour, Tauck and
The Norwalk Children’s Foundation.

“When the NCCA invited me to partner on the playground project, I immediately
suggested Bouton Street Park because the playground equipment was more than 20
years old and badly in need of repairs,” said Mike Mocciae, Director,
Recreation and Parks, City of Norwalk. “I’m excited that, as a result of
successful public and private partnerships, Norwalk families have a new, safe
place to play and have fun with their children.”

The project used the community build model, which empowers the local community
to participate in the design and installation. Norwalk parents and children
gave input by drawing pictures of their dream playground, voting on specific
components and colors, and voicing concerns about fencing, drainage and
lighting.

Playground equipment provider O’Brien and Sons used the feedback in the
design, and the feedback also allowed the Recreation and Parks Department to
make additional improvements to the park overall. Corporate and community
volunteers worked together, with supervision from Landscape Structures, on the
installation.

About Pepperidge Farm

Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading
provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies, crackers, and
frozen foods. Among the company’s most popular products are Sausalito® and
Milano® cookies, Goldfish® crackers, Baked Naturals® crackers, frozen Puff
Pastry, frozen garlic loaves and Texas toasts, and more than 50 varieties of
fresh baked breads including Pepperidge Farm® Swirl, Farmhouse and Whole Grain
and Ecce Panis® artisan breads. Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in
1937 by Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking fresh
bread for her allergy-afflicted son. Today, the company has nine bakeries and
more than 4,000 employees. Pepperidge Farm has been part of Campbell Soup
Company since 1961.

About Beiersdorf Inc.

Beiersdorf Inc is the North American affiliate of cosmetics company Beiersdorf
AG, which is based in Hamburg, Germany, and has around 16,500 employees
worldwide. Its sales in 2012 amounted to €6 billion, the company has been
listed on the DAX since December 2008, and has the world’s largest skin care
brand, NIVEA. Other names in its successful international brand portfolio
include NIVEA Men, Eucerin, Aquaphor, La Prairie and Labello. Beiersdorf has
130 years of skin care experience and is known for its innovative and
high-quality products.

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Contact:

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Arianna Stefanoni, 203-846-7577
 
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