Twin Creeks Park gets new playground equipment


By Greg Smart - gsmart@civitasmedia.com



The Twin Creeks Park ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday. From left to right are Public Works Manager Mike Gray, Council member Karen Kaleps, Parks & Rec board member Brian Detty, Parks & Rec board member Carol Maas, Council member Judy Blankenship, Parks & Rec board member Alex Black, Council member Jan Vargo, Kryssalynn Fairchild, Rachel Spence, City Manager Administrative Assistant LeeAnneYeater, Council member Lu Dale, Council member Ed Lyons and City Manager Rob Schommerr.


Photos by Trisha Reents

Kryssalynn Fairchild and Rachael Spence show off the new playground equipment.


Photos by Trisha Reents

HUBER HEIGHTS — The city of Huber Heights hosted a ribbon cutting for the new playground equipment at Twin Creeks Park which is located in southern Huber Heights on Leston Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

This project came to life after several local girls including Kryssalynn Fairchild and Rachael Spence and their mothers contacted the Parks and Recreation Board in regard to Twin Creeks Park not having any amenities for children to play. At a Parks and Recreation Board meeting they talked about the need for a playground at this park. There was an old metal slide and a swing set that had baby swings on it. City staff was tasked with finding a way to make it possible for an update to be made to the park.

Fairchild and Spence told those in attendance how happy they were with the new equipment that makes their enjoyment of the park better. They were also glad that their work in reaching out to the city paid off.

The Montgomery County Solid Waste District sponsors a grant to promote recycling each year, titled the Montgomery County Solid Waste Incentive Grant. The city submitted a grant application and the proposal was approved and funded to fulfill this wish. The grant pays 70 percent or $25,000 of the $38,000 cost with a 30 percent match from the city. The playground equipment is designed to handle the needs of children from ages five to 12 with different activites designed for different ages.

The space for this neighborhood park was originally donated to the city by Charles Huber.

A local Boy Scout troop also recently assisted in the painting of the shelter at this park.

The Twin Creeks Park ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday. From left to right are Public Works Manager Mike Gray, Council member Karen Kaleps, Parks & Rec board member Brian Detty, Parks & Rec board member Carol Maas, Council member Judy Blankenship, Parks & Rec board member Alex Black, Council member Jan Vargo, Kryssalynn Fairchild, Rachel Spence, City Manager Administrative Assistant LeeAnneYeater, Council member Lu Dale, Council member Ed Lyons and City Manager Rob Schommerr.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/09/web1_TwinCreeks2R2.jpgThe Twin Creeks Park ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday. From left to right are Public Works Manager Mike Gray, Council member Karen Kaleps, Parks & Rec board member Brian Detty, Parks & Rec board member Carol Maas, Council member Judy Blankenship, Parks & Rec board member Alex Black, Council member Jan Vargo, Kryssalynn Fairchild, Rachel Spence, City Manager Administrative Assistant LeeAnneYeater, Council member Lu Dale, Council member Ed Lyons and City Manager Rob Schommerr. Photos by Trisha Reents

Kryssalynn Fairchild and Rachael Spence show off the new playground equipment.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2015/09/web1_TwinCreeksR2.jpgKryssalynn Fairchild and Rachael Spence show off the new playground equipment. Photos by Trisha Reents

By Greg Smart

gsmart@civitasmedia.com

Reach Greg Smart at 937-236-4990, ext. 2542 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.com

Reach Greg Smart at 937-236-4990, ext. 2542 or on Twitter @HH_Courier.com

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