Don’t miss opening day celebrations…
Public invited to opening of Del Valle playground
Part of the beauty of Lakewood comes from its original design and planning in the 1950s, when land was set aside to build a park in every portion of the community. The City of Lakewood went on a park-building frenzy during that decade to bring each of those open spaces to life with park playgrounds, trees and sports fields.
Now, 60 years later, Lakewood is renovating and expanding its parks at a pace rivaling its founding years, all in the cause of keeping the city’s recreational spaces beautiful and useable for generations to come.
The past two years have seen the building of a dog park for Lakewood, a renovated pumpkin playground for San Martin Park, and a new phase of the Nature Trail. April this year saw an innovative, new adult-child exercise and play area come to Rynerson Park, and next up is the Saturday, May 21 opening of a new playground at Del Valle Park.
The Del Valle playground will have an airplane theme to match the nearby jet plane and veterans memorial. The centerpiece will be a replica airplane children can play in, along with a control tower and landing strip.
The entire Lakewood community is invited to the opening day ceremony for the Del Valle playground near the corner of Woodruff Avenue and Henrilee Street.
The event will begin at 10:00 a.m., with brief welcoming remarks from Mayor Ron Piazza.
Attendees will receive a free balsa-wood airplane with the Del Valle playground logo printed on the wing (while supplies last). Participants can also enjoy a variety of other kid-friendly activities, including face painting and a photo booth. The event will conclude by 12:00 p.m.
For more information, call Lakewood’s recreation staff at 562-866-9771, extension 2408.