Around 40 volunteers took advantage of the relatively nice weather in late March to construct and assemble the new playground equipment at the Two Rivers Bank Sports Complex as well as get the facilities cleaned up, spruced up, and ready for baseball.
Arlington Youth Sports President Brad Soll said the play structure is complete except for one missing piece due to the wrong part being shipped. A sidewalk and fencing will also be added.
“ I can’t wait to see the kids playing on it (playground structure) this summer,” AYS secretary Sherri Arnett said. “We have a great complex in Arlington and the addition of a playground really completes it.”
Arnett said the equipment is geared to ages 2-8 because those were the kids who needed somewhere safe to play while their siblings were playing ball. She said the Association chose the design because it is different than the other play structures the kids in our community have to play on now and the unique design would capture their imagination.
“ I am so impressed with the way this community gets together and gets behind any project for the kids,” Arnett said. “We owe a big thank you to the volunteers who donated time, effort and equipment to make this happen.”
The $50,000 project was funded with money from Two Rivers naming rights at the complex, AYS funds raised through the annual tractor pull fundraiser, which includes many corporate sponsors, and $10,000 provided by The Village of Arlington.