Community members, City staff, and elected officials gathered to celebrate the official playground re-opening at a ceremony on Monday, April 29. Donors and community partners were recognized for their role in making the dream of a new playground possible as well as celebrating the transformation of the space into a beautiful and safe area for families to gather and enjoy.
Thanks to community partners, the B Team, Gerstle Park Neighborhood Association, local businesses, and neighbors, more than $40,000 in donations were contributed toward the project as well as in-kind donations of hardscape removal and trash removal during a community clean-up events. “This project serves as a wonderful model for community-City collaboration. Together we transformed an underused space into an area that we can all be proud of," said Ashley Howe, Senior Recreation Supervisor.