Pioneer Park reopens to the community

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Pioneer Park Playground has been reopened to the public. City crews recently completed demolition, site clean-up, and placement of wood bark donated by Blue Mountain Lumber Products. The swing set and children’s play area are available for use by the community.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) and city representatives have met to discuss rebuilding the playground. AAUW members originally sponsored the development and construction of the Pioneer Park Playground. AAUW members have expressed the desire to conduct another “community build” project using the same materials and playground layout. 

AAUW members are forming a steering committee consisting of members of the community. The steering committee will be working on all the behind-the-scenes issues leading up to the “community build.” This includes, but is not limited to, assisting the city with hiring a “community build” expert, reviewing and editing the new playground design, fundraising, volunteer coordination, organizing catering, organizing community tools, ordering materials and supplies, and coordinating the “community build” days.

“Community build” for the new playground structure has been set for Wednesday, June 19, through Sunday, June 23, 2013. This coincides with the last day of school for the Pendleton School District – which will be the contractor's volunteer build day. This is followed by three intensive days of community volunteer construction and will end on Sunday with the grand opening of the newly-constructed playground.

More information will be forthcoming in the future. If you have questions, please contact Public Works Director Bob Patterson at 541.966.0202.