Tuesday, August 08, 2017 04:52 PM

OFFICIAL: NEW PLAYGROUND AT BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB WILL HELP KIDS STAY 'ACTIVE AND FIT'

A miniature American ninjas course.

That's how one of the children at the Boys and Girls Club in Dalton described the club's new playground to Robbie Slocumb, chief professional officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs serving Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties.

"That (description) is just fine with me," Slocumb said during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the playground. "It fits in with what were doing, keeping kids active and fit."

The playground opened at the beginning of the summer. It features spinning chairs, "spider webs," giant steps and towers.

"It will last a long time, plus it has a good warranty on it," Slocumb said. "We like the wood effect, which blends in with what we're doing with our back property and bike trail."

The club built a mountain bike trail on the property behind the club off Underwood Street several years ago.

The playground can hold 30 to 40 children at a time.

"Its very transitional and kids can move from one part of the playground to the other," Slocumb said.

Liam Aguliar, 6, said he likes the playground.

"The steps and spinning chairs are my favorite," he said.

Slocumb said the playground cost around $25,000. It was paid for with grants and donations, he ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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