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Posted on: August 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of Idaho Falls, Civitans to Cut Ribbon on New Playground at Freeman Park

Freeman Park Playground Rendering

Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls will join with members of the Idaho Falls Civitan Club to cut the ribbon on Idaho Falls newest playground on Friday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Freeman Park.

The City partnered with the Civitan Club to construct the new playground, which will include slides, swings, climbing structures, a tunnel, benches and a first-of-its-kind rope climbing apparatus.  The playground was also built to be compliant with the Americans with Disability Act standards.

In addition to raising funds for the playground, the Civitan Club also partnered with the city to help build the playground.  Members of the club joined Mayor Rebecca Casper, members of the Idaho Falls City Council, and members of the community to help construct the playground at a community building day, which was held earlier in the summer.  Parks and Recreation staff then completed concrete and finishing work to complete the construction.

“We have more than 16 playgrounds that need replaced and we are thankful to the Civitan Club for helping at Freeman Park,” said Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Director Greg A. Weitzel.  “Community builds are a very fun, rewarding experience for all volunteers, this is a great opportunity to serve and the partnership is something we are very excited about, the new playground will be enjoyed by youth in our community for years,” he said. 

The ribbon cutting will feature food and drinks provided by the Civitan organization.  Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, children from local community groups will be on hand and welcomed to participate in inaugurating the new playground.   The public is welcomed and invited to attend. 

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Media Note:  For more information or to schedule interviews with city staff, please contact City of Idaho Falls Public Information Officer, Bud Cranor.

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