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Lake Meridian Park Adds New ADA Play Equipment

October 4, 2012 – The new playground at Lake Meridian Park, which opened in 2011, is being expanded to provide more opportunities for children of all abilities. Kent Parks’ Operations staff recently installed one of two new ADA accessible sand play features.  A sand table and sand digger were purchased with a $3,930 grant from the Kent Sunrise Rotary Club and Rotary District 5030.


“Making the new playground as accessible as possible was the goal from the start, explained Parks director Jeff Watling.  “These two items were originally included in the playground design.  But, unfortunately, they were cut in the final budget.  We are grateful to Rotary for helping us meet the needs of the community.”


Lake Meridian Park is a 16-acre community park serving families from the entire east hill area of Kent. According to Parks staff, there were close to 80,000 visitors to the beach during the 2012 season, which ended on Labor Day.


Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population of 119,100.   A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing. For more information, visit www.KentWA.gov.


Contact: Victoria L. Andrews, Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services


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