Waukegan Revamps Bradbury Park

Townspeople rededicated Ray Bradbury Park in Waukegan (Ill.) at a ceremony on June 27. Offiicals unveiled a new interpretive sign featuring facts about Waukegan native son and author, Ray Bradbury. There was also a ribbon cutting for the new playground equipment. Bradbury’s poem “Remembrance” was read by Jason Clark, artistic director of the Bowen Theater Company. The Lake County News-Sun added:

The 1.6-acre neighborhood park… was close to Bradbury’s home and found its way into his imaginary life and writings in “Dandelion Wine,” where he introduces the world to Greentown and in his poem, “Remembrance.”

Bradbury attended the park’s initial dedication in 1990, but not today’s ceremony. Pictures of the original sign and plaque appear below.

Ray Bradbury Park sign Original Bradbury Park dedication plaque

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the link.]