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El Jebel's New Playground Designed By Local Families

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Valley Settlement

The only playground in El Jebel was torn down to make room for a traffic circle last year. This weekend, volunteers will come together to build a new one.

 

The new playground will be north of Highway 82, on El Jebel Road. It was designed by those who will be using it: kids. Earlier this summer, local non-profit Valley Settlement met with children and parents from El Jebel and asked them to draw their perfect playground.

 

Sally Webster is Valley Settlement’s grants administrator.

"All these kids had a lot of great ideas, so we took all those ideas and tried to find things that kind of matched the spirit of what the kids wanted, and so this is really designed by and for the community," she said.

Webster said that nearly 200 volunteers from all over the Roaring Fork Valley will construct the playground in a few hours this Saturday morning.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for 2:30 p.m.

 

 

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Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.
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