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JACKSON – Families will soon have new playground equipment to enjoy at Kiwanis Park in Jackson, thanks to generous support from the community.
In order for the installation to happen safely, the playground will be closed from Monday Sept. 17 to Tuesday Sept. 25. The closure will give crews time to take down the existing play structure and construct a new playground. The play area, which will feature new slides, swings and a climbing wall, will be open Tuesday Sept. 25.
The new playground is made possible by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson. The organization is celebrating 100 years of their club’s service to the community by raising funds through donations and grants to build a new playground at Kiwanis Park. The project’s total cost is $50,822. The Jackson Kiwanis Foundation donated $12,705, with the rest of the project’s funding coming from grants and donations from the Hurst Foundation, Margaret Myers, Dave Garcia, and the Law Offices of Howard Patch.
Located on the corner of Elm Street and Blakely Avenue, Kiwanis Park is a popular gathering place for Jackson’s north side neighborhood. Kelli Hoover, Director of the Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation says she’s pleased the community came together for this project. “We’re excited that people in the surrounding neighborhood will be able to enjoy this new playground. The city is looking forward to working with the Kiwanis Club of Jackson on this project and future endeavors,” Hoover said.