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Sky Lakes presents renovated park to city

Hospital news | Friday, September 1, 2017

Contact: Thomas Hottman

Sky Lakes President and CEO Paul Stewart and Sky Lakes Board Chairman John Bell today (Friday, Sept. 1) officially opened the renewed Kit Carson Park and presented it as a gift to the City of Klamath Falls.

The play area's construction was funded by $275,000 from Sky Lakes, a contribution stemming from the medical center’s 50th anniversary in 2015, and a $50,000 grant provided by Cascade Health Alliance.

The 2-acre play area, which broke ground in May, includes a moving log bridge, a saucer-style “zipline,” a rock wall, a more than 5 1/2-feet tall climbing log made up of Sugar Pine salvaged from Northern California; an Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible sandbox, stairs, and a spider web-like structure made of rope.

Many of the structures are crafted from Juniper milled locally and all have been built to inspire play and natural movement for youth and adults.

"The new play area is an enhancement to the community," Mr. Stewart said. "It's a very visible, very accessible, and very kid-friendly park and it will encourage children and families to get out and be more active."