Kiwanis Park Virtual Ribbon Cutting
Renovations include doubling the play space, the addition of colorful shade cloths, 10 new trees plus a variety of shrubs and perennial flowers. Natural play features have been added including two sandboxes, a boulder climbing area, and a unique carved wooden car, along with benches, a hop-scotch area and an incredible “Clyde critter.”
I have been hearing passionately positive feedback from parents, and seeing enthusiastic kids every time I’m out there. My day was made Thursday when a woman confided that she “wished they had something like this in Chapel Hill.” I’ve also heard it described as a “wonderland.” Word must be getting around because I’ve seen higher attendance at the park than ever before.
The renovation was funded entirely through the Town of Pittsboro although most of the contractors and suppliers involved provided their services at a reduced rate to support the park. B&L Supply donated the black flagstone. (I'll elaborate in a future post) Please consider letting Town officials know if you appreciate the changes! Leave a comment on this blog or write myself (the Parks Planner), the Town Manager, the Commissioners or the Mayor. Several people have asked about monetary contributions; they are tax deductible and will be applied specifically toward Kiwanis Park and nothing else.
But the best way to appreciate the changes is to get out to Credle Street and take a look, particularly if you remember the park before the renovations. Keep an eye here for future posts detailing the process of park transformation. And thanks again for the feedback received thus far!