$300K raised, $150K needed for Jessica Ridgeway Park in Westminster

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Officials in Westminster hope to raise another $150,000 to honor a school girl who was abducted and killed.

The city has already renamed Chelsea Park to Jessica Ridgeway Memorial Park and improvements are planned, including new swings and gardens.

According to the Denver Post, the total cost is estimated at $450,000. The city has already committed $200,000 in cash and donations and the Jefferson County Commission is donating $100,000.

Ridgeway disappeared on Oct. 5 as she was walking to meet up with friends at Chelsea Park so they could all walk to school together. The park is located at 10765 Moore Street, several blocks from her home.

Jessica never got to the park, and her remains were found in an Arvada open space park five days later.

A makeshift memorial grew at Chelsea park during the search for Ridgeway, and the Westminster City Council voted to change the name in November.

Austin Reed Sigg was arrested and charged with the girl's murder on Oct. 24.

Learn more about the park's plans and how to give on the Legacy Foundation's website.

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