Sen. Libby, Lewiston city officials to dedicate Jude’s Place at Marcotte Park

Posted: November 13, 2018 | Senator Libby

Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, and Lewiston city officials will gather at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 14 to dedicate Jude’s Place at Marcotte Park.

“I’m thrilled and humbled that Lewiston will be the home to the first public, universally-accessible playground in Maine,” said Sen. Libby. “When the City Council announced this fall that the park would be named for Jude, I was speechless with emotion. It means so much to our family that any kid, no matter their physical abilities, will have the opportunity to play on a playground right here in Lewiston.”

Sen. Libby’s nine-year-old son Jude has cerebral palsy, on the severe side of the spectrum. In the summer, Jude attends Pine Tree Camp in Rome, which has a private, universally-accessible playground. Jude’s love of his time at that playground served as the inspiration for Sen. Libby’s work on opening a public one in Lewiston.

Over the last three years, Sen. Libby has served as the volunteer leader of the community-wide effort to open Jude’s Place.

Sen. Libby will speak at the dedication ceremony, as will Lewiston Mayor Shane Bouchard.

WHAT: Dedication of Jude’s Place at Marcotte Park
WHO: Sen. Nate Libby, Mayor Shane Bouchard, other Lewiston city officials
WHEN: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 14
WHERE: Marcotte Park on Caron Street, Lewiston