The idea for new playground equipment for Ashcroft’s pool park was born last year, and a small committee has been working diligently on fund-raising ever since. The playground committee is under the umbrella of the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society, and the project is a perfect fit, as a good part of Elizabeth Fry’s mandate involves children and families.
There is currently playground equipment at the pool park, but the equipment is minimal, outdated, and only suitable for toddlers. As the park is a focal point for activity in the community, the addition of playground equipment designed for older children as well will provide safe, educational play opportunities for children, while enhancing the usability of the park.
The playground committee (Andrea Walker, Deanna Horsting, Hayley Stefanek, Trish Schachtel, Tracy Kubik, and Kathy Paulos) identified three pieces of suitable equipment, and are very excited to report that we are close to having enough funds to purchase the first one! Thank you to the service groups that have shown confidence in this project and supported it. We have also successfully applied for grants, and have received funding from them as well.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting project, or would like to make a donation to help us achieve our goal, you can contact the South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society at its office on Bancroft Street in Ashcroft or call Executive Director Yoriko Susanj at (250) 453-9656.