WINSTON, Ore. - The City of Winston held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new play structure in the Civic Wayside Park.
Staff with the city said this is an important addition because it's the first playground, besides those in schools, on the west side of the city. The City Manager said he felt something had been missing from that part of town for a while.
”We don’t have anything here on the west side of the community, so this was our first playground outside of the schools on this side of the community," said City Manager, Mark Bauer.
Bauer said the project was made possible almost entirely by volunteers. He said he is thankful to the amazing volunteers in their community.
Parents have expressed how happy they are to finally have a playground in the area as well. They think it's a great use of the space.
”It was just an empty field with some picnic tables and now there’s a great place for the kids to run around and enjoy themselves," said Jeremy Mitchell, a Winston resident.
The community said they like the location of the playground and believe they'll be around often to use it.