Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ribbon-cutting set for new playground

News Release

The Wyandotte County Park Foundation is holding a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of another accessible playground at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Wyandotte County Lake Park near the main entrance.

Thanks to the ongoing partnership with the Kansas City T-Bones, the Wyandotte County Parks Foundation and the Unified Government, five new ADA-accessible playgrounds are now open in Wyandotte County.

“These playgrounds represent a $255,000 investment in the children and families of our community,” said UG Commissioner Mark Holland. “We are looking forward to transforming the parks and playgrounds and look forward to any partners who share our vision.”

The Parks Foundation has identified an additional $400,000 matching funds to be used over the next three years.

The new playgrounds are part of an extensive effort to build playgrounds throughout Wyandotte County that are accessible to all children. The Foundation’s goal is to replace eight local facilities with modern playgrounds.

“The foundation has been around for over 20 years and is now having a resurgence of financial support from the T-bones Turf Fund, the General Motors Foundation, KCK Pilot Club, and private citizens,” said David Hurrelbrink, Chairman of the Parks Foundation.

“More projects are planned as additional funding becomes available,” says President of the T-Bones Baseball Club, Adam Ehlert.

The Parks Foundation wants the public to know that anyone can donate to this worthy effort as a 501C3 foundation.

For more information on how to become involved, call the Foundation Office at (913) 573-8381 or email dhurrelbrink@wycokck.org.