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Crosslake Community Center gets new playground pieces

A grand opening for part of the new playground is set June 12

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Volunteers work to install new playground pieces Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Crosslake Community Center.
Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal
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CROSSLAKE — Volunteers have been working to install new playground pieces at the Crosslake Community Center.

A five-phase playground is being installed thanks to $187,000 in funds raised through the Parks and Library Foundation, and $50,000 in city park dedication fees.

Donations include $80,000 from the Dietz family, $40,000 from the Crosslake Ideal Lions Club and $10,000 from the Christmas for Kids organization.

In total, the community raised $237,000 for the playground equipment.

The previous playground equipment was between 16 and 23 years old.

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A grand opening will take place Sunday, June 12, for the Mary Lu Dietz Obstacle Course part of the playground.

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