GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For two years, the blue slide project has worked to make the Parkside Elementary playground more accessible for all children. Now, the final phase is set to begin, and while all the funding is place, volunteers are needed to implement it.
This June, half of the playground will be taken down and the rocks will be replaced with tiles. The play equipment will go right back up, but the process is expected to take about three weeks from beginning to end.
Blue Slide Project organizer Mona Pinon said when it is finished, it will be the only all-inclusive playground in southern Oregon.
“They can donate a day, two days, however many days they can help. We need that man power,” said Pinon.
Lithia is set to do a “blue slide month” in which money will be raised for an additional piece of playground equipment.