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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Williamsford Seeks Playground Revampment

Williamsford | by Cody Misner  

Most of the funding will be gathered from within the community through things like fundraisers and donations.

A group of residents from Williamsford have approached council in the hopes of revamping their local playground.

Although only in the early planning stages the idea came about earlier in the year when a mother took her son to the park on a sunny day and noticed that there was no place for adults or children to get out of the sun.

This got parents talking and soon they decided that adding a sun shelter, updating old equipment and possibly adding an outdoor skating rink would make the park more inviting to the community.

Dawn Miller, one of the community members behind the initiative says that support is growing for the idea, not only with council but with the community as well.

"As the word gets out we are gradually getting more thumbs up and good lucks," Miller says "we don't want to do much more though without having council involved."

Council is pleased by the homegrown idea, Mayor Scott Mackey says they are even looking at ways to support the project going forward.

"I'm going to have our treasurer take a look at our grant funding to see if we can move forward with any of it." says Mackey.

Most of the funding will be gathered from within the community through things like fundraisers and donations.

Council hopes to see a full plan with specific costs and concrete ideas in the fall so that they may possibly allot some funding towards the improvements.

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