Additional piece coming to Centennial Park

The new playground at Centennial Park is only a few months old and its already being added to.

The new playground at Centennial Park is only a few months old and its already being added to.

The two Ponoka service club organizations the Kinettes and Lions are going to improve the playground that was built earlier this year by constructing a toddler-sized structure as well as adding a toy car to the setup.

Leanne Reed with the Ponoka Kinettes explained a couple of things contributed to the plan behind the new construction.

“The number of in-kind donations, labour and other great support from the community were much higher than what we anticipated in the first project, which enabled us to have funds to purchase more equipment,” Reed stated.

“Generally, the younger children want to be around the older kids and a lot of places don’t have that. We had some money left and felt something was missing.”

The toddler portion will be constructed in the northwest corner of the current playground, which means the present L-shaped corner will now be squared-off with the new structures placed there to give the swing the proper clearance. The section will be complete with a couple of slides and climbing areas plus the car with a focus on children from two to five years old.

The construction will take place Oct. 4 starting at 8 a.m. and organizers are hoping to get around 25 people to volunteer for a variety of jobs. Anyone with construction experience, working with concrete and landscaping would be especially welcome. However, Reed stated they are willing to take anyone that wants to volunteer some time to get the job done with the hope the work will be finished by 5 p.m. The only catch is that volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact Reed by phone or text at 403-597-1110 or send her an email to L_reed@telus.net.