Hot Sulphur Springs celebrate opening of new play park

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by Sally DiSciullo Workers on the park celebrate at the official ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 9.
by Sally DiSciullo Workers on the park celebrate at the official ribbon cutting on Saturday, September 9.

by Sandy White

The town of Hot Sulphur Springs was the recipient of a grant from Kaboom and the Colorado Health Foundation for a new playground. The playground is a 2500 square foot area with swings, monkey bars, log tubes, and many more fun pieces of equipment. The grant also allowed for a number of fitness stations, shade shelters, and gaga pit. Still to come are decorative gardens, a bulletin board, and two bike racks. The playground was designed by those that attended design day in June. Kids were welcome to design day and their drawings were used in selecting the final pieces of equipment.

The planning committee was also selected at design day. They have worked so hard to organize food, volunteers, tools, construction needs, music, and many more aspects of a successful community build playground. Prep work was done on Thursday and Friday, but the main playground was built in six hours on Saturday by 70+ volunteers. Those volunteers moved concrete that equaled the weight of four adult and one baby Indian Elephant, a mountain of mulch that was larger than a blue whale, and assembled all the pieces of equipment that went into the playground.

photo by Kim Cameron Hot Sulphur Springs town trustees stand next to the welcome sign at the new playground in Hot Sulphur. (L to R) Chris Lee, Mayor Bob McVay, town clerk Sandy White, Ray Tinkum, Sally DiScullio and Dan Nolan.
photo by Kim Cameron
Hot Sulphur Springs town trustees stand next to the welcome sign at the new
playground in Hot Sulphur. (L to R) Chris Lee, Mayor Bob McVay, town
clerk Sandy White, Ray Tinkum, Sally DiScullio and Dan Nolan.

Thank you to each and every one of you that contributed to this project in any way. Hot Sulphur Springs can be proud of this beautiful new space for every visitor because of the help that you all gave. Special thanks to: Colorado Health Foundation Kaboom

Photographer Sally DiSciullo

The new playground is now open. We will be planning a Grand Opening soon! Please stay tuned and come help us celebrate