The playground is magnificent and huge—13,000 square feet—with a stage for puppet shows, tunnels and slides, and sections for both the peek-a-boo and king-of-the-castle age brackets.

The Liberty Township facility was designed by the Cadillac of playground design firms, Leathers & Associates, and built in 1999 by the hands of 400 volunteers over six days.

You will not find Christine Matacic at Ft. Liberty Playland among the hundreds of laughing and running kids on any given day. Her two daughters are grown.

And yet she is everywhere.

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