Children Invited to Help Design New Playground
CLEARWATER - Residents and their children are invited to the Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 13, between 4 and 6 p.m. Children will help design a new limitless playground by voting for the playground equipment they would like to see included when the recreational area is built in front of the complex in June 2008.
"Building this playground will be a collaborative effort," said Kevin Dunbar, parks and recreation director. "We'll be using grant monies to buy the equipment and volunteers to build it. I hope groups and individuals will choose to be a part of this exciting project."
Special guests on Feb. 13th include Phinley, the Clearwater Thresher's Mascot, and representatives from the Clearwater Fire and Police Departments. At 6 p.m. participants can meet their neighbors, view playground presentations, hear a few words from Mayor Frank Hibbard, and enjoy free hamburgers and hotdogs.
Clearwater is partnering with the State of Florida and the Changing Point (Let Them Be Kids) to construct the new playground in front of the complex. The Let Them Be Kids initiative of the Changing Point is a worldwide effort that brings hope and play to children around the world. When the Ross Norton playground is being constructed, other playgrounds will be built on the same date, throughout the world.
The Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic Complex is at 1426 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. To participate, or for more information, call (727) 562-4803.
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