Arrest made in Winfield playground arson

Island Park Playground fire (Courtesy: Dakotah Davis/NewsCow)
Island Park Playground fire (Courtesy: Dakotah Davis/NewsCow)

WINFIELD, Kansas – Officials in Winfield have filed charges in the second fire that destroyed the town’s massive Island Park playground.

It burned to the ground in March of last year.

This morning, police arrested a 16-year-old man in connection to the blaze.

The 16-year-old man made a first appearance in court Monday.

He is charged with one count arson, one count possession of marijuana, one count possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count possession of tobacco

Charges in the case were filed late last week after a 15-month investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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