Thompson Garden, located at the corner of McCoy and Woodbridge Roads, was dedicated Thursday, Oct. 9, in the memory of longtime residents George F. Renkert and Jane and Jack Heintz.

Thompson Garden, located at the corner of McCoy and Woodbridge Roads, was dedicated Thursday, Oct. 9, in the memory of longtime residents George F. Renkert and Jane and Jack Heintz.

The garden was funded by the George F. Renkert Memorial Fund of the Upper Arlington Foundation. Renkert was a member of the city council; was a personal friend of Ken Thompson (for whom the park is named); and lived on McCoy Road, along with the Heintz family. Jenny Lou Renkert approached the foundation with the idea of doing something permanent for the community.

A bench in the park will bear an inscription in the memory of Renkert and Jane and Jack Heintz. Ken Thompson and members of both families were present for the dedication. The Renkert fund was also used to purchase simulators for the Division of Police to use in teaching about driving while intoxicated, and to replace buildings used in Safety Town.

Anyone interested in giving to the Upper Arlington Community Foundation, or in requesting a grant, should contact executive director Linda Ready at 451-0700.