Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New Play Equipment Available For Check Out At Community Center


Wendy Kelley, a community volunteer, who  oversaw the renovation of the playground at Laurelhurst Park, along with a neighborhood volunteer group formed in 2008,  the "Play it Safe Committee," sent us an update about new play equipment that is ready for check-out at the front desk of the Community Center.

The renovated playground was opened  this past summer and is very popular with it's treehouse theme inspired by local history and geography.

Wendy writes:
I am delighted  to let everyone know that we used leftover funding from the Play it Safe at Laurelhurst Park project (new play equipment and landscaping at Laurelhurst Park) to buy some playground toys that can be checked out from the Laurelhurst Community Center.  
There are 4 square balls, soccer balls, soft footballs, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, and sand toys. Due to the high cost, we elected not to purchase trucks for the sand box, but if you have any trucks or vehicles in good condition that you are willing to donate to the park, (or you are a frequent Value Village or Goodwill shopper and are willing to pick up some to donate) please bring them by the Community Center to be added to the collection of toys.  
The equipment is available during Community Center hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9-6pm and Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays 9-2pm. The hours are later on two days as there are evening programs and staff is in the building who can monitor the items.   
The Parks Department does not typically allow this type of check-out system due to safety issues, so please return the items back to the Community Center when you are done using them.  
And please thank Cara and the staff at the Community Center for their willingness to administer the check-out system.  Brcause of them we have these wonderful additions to our play area!

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