New playground equipment geared toward toddlers installed at Lynnville park

The Lynnville School Bell Park has added a new play apparatus to their fleet of fun, which will be especially appreciated by the toddler-aged crowd thanks to the installation of a brand new, age-appropriate play structure on Friday, July 12.

Josh DeWitt, Lynnville City Maintenance Director, and volunteers from 1st State Bank assembled the play structure Friday morning, and by that evening, children attending the baseball game were already putting it to use. The Discovery Center 2 playground structure is designed to encourage imaginative play and develop motor skills with its jungle/nature-themed apparatus that features two decks, a long slide, vine climber, and a mathematic board. Cindy Norman, Lynnville Chamber member and Diamond Trail Children’s Center Director, was instrumental in identifying the need and selecting the play structure for the community’s toddler-age children.

A $6,000 Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant secured in 2018 funded approximately 63% of the playground equipment expense with the Lynnville Hometown Pride Committee providing the remaining funds. A few pieces are left to be installed on the new play structure, and then mulch, donated by Precision Pulley, will be placed.

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