Preparations For Blue Slide Project

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By Ron Brown

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — By the time school starts in September, organizers of a project to build a wheel-chair accessible playground hope to have it finished.

Monday, Grants Pass city schools workers were busy scooping gravel out of one end of the Parkside School playground. That will make room for a special rubber mat and wheelchair accessible slides here. It’s been months coming, but the mom who pushed this project along says it’s worth it for her son and other kids.

“It seemed impossible for our community or just even in the time that we’re in with the recession. But just to keep pressing forward, I hope it encourages somebody to never give up on a dream,” Project Organizer Mona Pinon.

Mona says helpers will be needed Friday and Saturday, and next Monday and Tuesday to prepare the site for installation of new playground equipment. She says it should be done it three weeks. Her son, Isaac, will be a kindergartner at Parkside School in September.