Woodland Heights will receive new playground equipment thanks to Republic Services

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Kids in the Woodland Heights neighborhood will soon have some new playground equipment thanks to a $100,000 revitalization grant donated by Republic Services.

The equipment will be installed at Lafayette Park in Springfield.

That’s northeast of Grant and Commercial.

It will be ADA accessible and have extra rubber pads for safety.

Habitat for Humanity executive director in Springfield, Larry Peterson, feels strongly about providing a safe place for children to play. “and a lot of folks don’t have disposable income. So you bring in a beautiful hundred thousand dollar new playground, and now it’s not just a playground, it’s a meeting place. It’s a place to come and spend time with your family and your kids, and to watch them grow and play. But it’s going to have like the tubes slides and a climbing wall. And places for the kids to stretch their muscles and exercise. What we want to do is help make woodland heights, and Springfield in general, and around the world, a better place to live.”
    
Zone 1 councilwoman, Phyllis Ferguson, said she was grateful for the donation.

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