Public meetings to be held to discuss new playground at Edgewood Park

(Lawrence, Kan.) – Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, along with Leadership Lawrence will hold two public meetings to discuss the installation of a replacement playground in Edgewood Park, located at Maple Lane and Miller Drive. The meeting is open to the public.

The first meeting will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. Discussion will focus on the location of the playground and the features desired as part of the structure. A follow-up meeting will be held 6-7 p.m.  Tuesday, March 4, to discuss final concept designs. Both meetings will be held, in the meeting room at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

The new playground is the result of a $20,000 Let’s Play! City Construction Matching Grant from the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and the national non-profit KaBOOM!. Lawrence was one of 25 Playful City USA communities to receive a Let’s Play City Construction Grant among the 243 communities that earned Playful City USA status in 2013. In order to receive the grant, the project is a community-build project, which is aimed at involving the community throughout the project. The meetings will be facilitated by representatives of the city, as well as graduates of Leadership Lawrence, a program of the Chamber of Commerce.

Prepared by: Roger Steinbrock, (785) 832-3458


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