Williamston community leaders break ground on new playground

Williamston community leaders broke ground today on a new playground at Volunteers Community Park, located at 101 School Street on the south side of Williamston. The $70,000 project includes four elements: a play structure, four swings, a Ten Spin, and a Tri Totter. Designed for ages 2 to 12, the equipment offers a wide variety of play and movement experiences—to swing, bounce, slide, climb, jump and spin.

More than 75 volunteers will install the playground on July 25, 26 and 27 as part of a community build effort under the supervision of a Miracle Midwest playground equipment representative.

“We are thrilled to bring a new playground back to Volunteers Community Park,” stated Williamston Mayor Tammy Gilroy. “This would not have been possible with the strong public/private partnerships we have and the dedicated volunteers in this community.”

The project was funded by private donations, grants and fundraising events. Major donors include Capital Region Community Foundation, Dart Foundation, Elliott Food Equipment, Todd and Gillian Granger, Old Nation Brewing Company/FeelGoodTap, Red Oak Foundation, Stevens Construction & Excavating, Williamston Kiwanis and Williamston Sunrise Rotary.

For more information about the Friends of Williamston Parks, visit www.williamstonparks.org.