Ground Broken For Sophie & Madigan’s Playground

Memorial park to be built for the girls

Frederick, Md. (DG) – Ground was broken on Thursday for a memorial park for Sophie and Madigan Lillard who passed away in a fire in their Myersville home in January of 2013.

Jack and Chrissi Lillard, the girl’s parents, worked with Frederick City Officiials to develope and design a park to memorialize their daughters.

The Lillards started Sophie & Madigan’s Playground LLC to raise money to build a playground. They have raised more than $400,000.

The CIty of Frederick plans to extend Himes Avenue pass Butterfly Lane into the Westside Regional Park property. This is where the park will be located.

The first area of the park will feature Fantasy Land and include a three-story-tall creative castle structure and a hidden dragon.

Other areas of the park will have Neverland and Wonderland themes.

The company building the park said work should be complete by November 2020.