MEDFORD, Ore.-- The Bear Creek Park Community Playground Project is getting closer to a reality, and it needs some help from the community.
The proposed design will increase the size of the playground from 9,500 to 14,000 square feet.
Some features kids requested include a spider bouncer trampoline, a down-and-back zip line, a wiggly rock wall, rope climbs, ladders, tunnels and more.
The biggest challenge right now is raising the funds needed to replace the beloved playground.
Organizers say they need to raise 450,000 dollars by mid-summer and the Medford Parks and Recreation Director says he’s optimistic they'll get there.
Rich Rosenthal says, "The next phase in the process is to actually build it, to clear what's here now. Companies and individuals with expertise can save us money by donating time or services to us or volunteers can step up and help with the actual build hopefully in October.”
The playground was built in 1988 and the Parks and Recreation Director says its run its course.
It also needs to be upgraded for ADA compliance.
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