Submitted by David Swindale, Rotary Club of Lakewood.
Monday, April 18th, members of the Rotary Club of Lakewood presented the Lakewood City Council with a $11,000 check for repairs of the swing set at Ft. Steilacoom Park. The money came from the Rotary Club of Lakewood’s Major Projects funds and a Community Grant from Rotary District 5020. Rotary District 5020 includes 94 Rotary Clubs with 4,400 members in Western Washington and Vancouver Island BC.
The play structure was originally constructed in June 2005 with a $50,000 cash donation and lots of labor from the Rotary Club of Lakewood. Multiple other organizations and individuals contributed to complete the play structure. Since then, the play structure has received plenty of use serving generations of Lakewood residents and visitors to Ft. Steilacoom Park. The swing set repair was completed in December 2022.
On April 22, for Lakewood’s Parks Appreciation Day, members of the Rotary Club of Lakewood will volunteer their time to spread fresh wood chips under the play structure with help from students at the Clover Park School District.
The Rotary Club of Lakewood is one of a global network of over 46,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide with 1.4 million members and serves the community of Lakewood in addition to Pierce County and developing countries. Our goal is to make our community and the world a better place. We have a variety of local charities and projects that we support both financially and with our volunteer time.
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