Volunteers Install New Playground at Klamath Falls School

Students, parents, church family and friends of the Adventist Christian School in Klamath Falls, Ore., recently spent a Sunday assembling new play equipment for their school’s playground. Eighty-five volunteers worked together to install the playground equipment with assistance and instruction from a company supervisor.

A year of fund-raising with yard sales, dinners and personal donations made it possible to replace the old equipment with the new structure. It includes three slides, a rock-climbing wall, a hanging balance beam, U-bounce, monkey bars, a swing bridge, rock-ridge climber, catwalks, sliding pole, spiral and climbing ladders, and a speaker system with which kids can talk to each other on opposite sides of the playground.

Students, with the help of their teacher, Bruce Fisher, and project manager, Valerie Smith, spent a long time looking through catalogs to choose the equipment they most wanted included in the structure. The strength-building and challenging equipment is all designed to work toward physical fitness. After helping with the construction, the students are now enjoying the fruit of all the planning, preparation and work.

July 01, 2005 / Oregon Conference