The brand new playground at Lake Forest Park is now open for children to enjoy. In keeping a decades old promise, Mayor Senna Mosley also announced the official ribbon-cutting will be held on Saturday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.
The playground is located behind the police substation at 401 Holland Ridge Drive. Accessible for children of all abilities, it contains three main play areas – swings, an age two-to-five year old area, and an age five-to-12 year old area. The playground contains many surprises including a nature hunt, sound effects, and other fun personal touches.
“Seeing the children playing at the park earlier took my breath away,” said Mayor Mosley. “It has been hard work to make this project a reality and I truly believe the playground will transform lives. It was well worth the countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears and I want to thank every single person who made it possible – volunteers, city workers, and benefactors. Each and every one of you should take pride in the fact that together we are making our community stronger as neighbors get to know each other and watch over this wonderful gathering place.”
The ribbon cutting will formally open the playground next week. A lemonade stand and snacks will be served, as well as a limited number of giveaways including children identification kits.
Funding for the playground:
Partial funding came from the city budget, however the majority was paid for by donations from the corporate an philanthropic community. Significant donations were made by Playworld Systems, Christy-Houston Foundation, Bridgestone, Ingram, Severn Trent Environmental Services, Griggs & Maloney, Inc., American Development Corporation, Chick-fil-A, and B&B Family Fireworks.