|Kiwanis, Marbletown Fest finish slide project Saturday|
|Sunday, June 08, 2014 8:00 PM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
DHI Media Editor
The Kiwanis have made tremendous improvements to playgrounds at Stadium Park, Waterworks Park and now Garfield.
The Marbletown Festival proceeds have been poured in to Garfield with new sidewalks, a shelterhouse and grill, a memorial to Garfield School which sat on what is now the park property and a flag pole. Festival proceeds also purchased the slide and were donated to the Kiwanis Playground Fund in general.
“It’s all about the kids and helping make our parks the best they can be,” Kiwanis member Denny Elwer said. “We can all work together and make things happen. That’s what it’s all about.”
The Kiwanis put $50,000 into the park for a regulation-size basketball court complete with new poles, backboards and rims. New playground equipment included a four-bay swing for older children; a two-bay swing for younger children; and four pieces of free-standing equipment. The club also put in new fencing along Clay Street that will be moved back from the road to allow for additional parking and enclose the playground equipment for safety.