Help me out here....The Olson family donates 83 acres as the Swedish Heritage Park...and the newspaper has the shitheads Peyton Pitter & Shaun Pitter with their unleashed dog as the new "visitors" to the park???? Imagine a black family in Chicago donating 83 acres for a African American Heritage Park and the newspapers used whitie's photo for the news story... The fucking Swedes must be rolling in their graves...Peyton Pitter and his dad, Shaun Pitter, walk their dog, Ella, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, through the dog park at Roland and Gladys Olson Swedish Heritage Park, 7901 Harlem Road, Loves Park. The park was dedicated Tuesday.
LOVES PARK — The Rockford Park District officially opened an 83-acre park today that pays tribute to the Rockford region’s Swedish heritage.
The farmstead where Roland and Gladys Olson lived was dedicated today after opening phase one of the park, the culmination of a year of construction. The park, named Roland and Gladys Olson Swedish Heritage Park, is at 7901 Harlem Road across from Rock Cut State Park.
The 28-acre, first phase of the project features 1,400 feet of recreation path, a 4,000-square-foot playground, a Swedish-influenced pavilion, and areas to play the Swedish lawn games Kubb, bocce ball and horseshoes. It also features a five-acre dog park, the district’s third.
“Roland and Gladys would be thrilled, I know, to see what is going on here and to know that farm where they lived has become such a development for people, especially children, to enjoy,” said Mary Norman, a former Park District Foundation director and friends of the Olsons.
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