South Front Street Playground equipment has been ordered; Volunteers needed for planned September 22-23 installation

After months of wondering when, or if, the playground enhancement project will happen, the work necessary for a safe, educational, handicap accessible playground in Lansing is underway, according to project leaders. Within the next three weeks, a sidewalk and concrete bench pads and colorful benches will be installed at the South Front Street Playground in Lansing.

Thanks to great support from the Lansing area community, the large, multi-activity playground equipment has been ordered and will arrive the week of September 18. Installation is expected to take place September 22-23. The Lansing Lions Club will need 25-30 volunteers each of those days to help install the playground equipment.

Memorial funds for benches, a bicycle rack and a handicap accessible picnic table have been received. However, financial support is still needed to complete the overall project, which includes trees for shade, an engineered wood base to protect children from injuries, landscaping and signage to recognize donors.

Donations are being accepted at the Lansing City Hall and at Studio K in Lansing. The City of Lansing has a 501(c)3 tax status, making all donations tax deductible. All questions regarding donations and becoming a volunteer can be directed to Dan Ellefson at Lansing City Hall, 563-538-4757, or to Arlen Wonderlich, campaign chairman, 515-708-2279.

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