Volunteers rally around Possibility Playground again

Ozaukee Press staff

MORE THAN 400 volunteers, from teenagers to senior citizens, lent their time and talents to the five-day renovation and expansion of Possibility Playground in Port Washington’s Upper Lake Park last week. Among the new features in the playground designed for children of all abilities is a replica of the city bandshell in Veterans Park, which was built by volunteers and city employees (top phto); a tree house-topped stainless steel slide, which reduces static electricity that interferes with cochlear implants (top right); and a merry-go-round that accommodates people in wheelchairs (top left). Looking at the merry-go round were (from left) Friends of Possibility Playground member Greta Schanen, playground benefactor Shirli Flack and Friends members Mardy McGarry and Sue Mayer. Working on the project were Beth Breuer (middle right) and Port Washington Recreation Director Kiley Schulte. More than 50 Port Washington High School students also volunteered, and students in the school’s wood manufacturing class, including Abdallah Khaled and Cale Theis, who worked with Allen Cottrell (bottom left), put their skills to use on the project. Completion of the project was celebrated Saturday with cake for volunteers and donors (lower right). Although most of the work on the playground, which was built by volunteers in 2008, is finished, it will remain closed until a new rubber surface is poured later this month.       

Photos by Bill Schanen IV


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