LEESVILLE, LA — The City of Leesville has announced that May 16 is the build date for a playground at Jubilee Park.
Volunteers are invited to arrive at 8:30 a.m. May 16, with delivery of the equipment expected by 8:45 a.m. Construction of the playground equipment is expected to begin at 10 a.m. after the equipment has been unloaded and sorted. The Leesville Mayor's Women's Commission, Jubilee Park Committee members, as well as various volunteers from Leesville, Fort Polk, and Alexandria will be in attendance and will provide lunch at 11:30 a.m. The project is expected to be completed by 3:30 p.m.
To volunteer for the project, please call Natasha Wilkerson at Leesville City Hall at 239-2444.
"The Jubilee Park Committee has been working on an initiative to get kids and families motivated in safe play, health and fitness activities for some time, and this grant is a way to make Jubilee Park more appealing," said Leesville Councilwoman Willie Kennedy, who represents Leesville's District 2, where Jubilee Park is located. "Not only do the students of Vernon Middle School utilize the park, but there are dedicated groups of local citizens that walk the park regularly, and I think that providing a play area will get us closer to our goals of safe play, health, and fitness as well as benefitting the City of Leesville."
The City announced last year that it had been awarded a $15,000 Let's Play Community Construction Grant through Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! for the construction of the playground. The grant requires that the playground be built by volunteers who plan, design, raise funds and build the playground.
Kincade Recreation Equipment of Livingston, Texas was selected by the Leesville City Council in February as the most cost effective supplier for the playground equipment.
The grant is part of Let's Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide.