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Photo Gallery: Knight Park Playground Installation

Kris Forrest, a parent of four, reflected on the Knight Park playground build Thursday.

Collingswood Patch received the following note and accompanying images from Kris Forrest, a volunteer who has been tied closely with the Knight Park playground renovation project for the past five years. Forrest described the scene Thursday in starting to close out the project.

"It was a great day at Knight Park! There weren't a whole lot of volunteers today, because it was a week day (work day) and there were quite a few year-end school activities scheduled today in Collingswood.

"Still, it was awesome that some folks made it out anyway. The first phase was done in 2008, so it's great to have the rest of the equipment going in now. The picket fence will be installed over the next few weeks—reinforced, to deter vandals. Many people supported this effort to build a new playground in Knight Park, by buying personalized pickets; and it was disappointing to see many of them vandalized. That shouldn't happen again.

Were you at the build? Share your photos and experiences in the comments below.

"But today's focus was installing the playground equipment, and it looks great. I really feel like an important part of this community when we—volunteers!—come together at an event like this, for such a great reason: a playground for our kids.

"It was wonderful to be a part of today's Knight Park build!

D M J June 15, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Please put extra trash cans around the area. I walk my dog through the play area all the time and can not believe the trash that is just thrown around. Parents please clean up after yourself and your children...
Porterincollingswood June 15, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Yes, shocking really. I have also noticed that a practice I used to see in Philly has come to Collingswood... The dog poops, and the owner picks it up in a plastic bag. Then they leave the plastic bag, filled with poop, on the ground. Once it starts, it becomes an epidemic.
Collingswoodnative June 15, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Porter I walk a dog and DON'T see where people are dropping bags of poop on the ground. I DO see all the time trash thrown on the ground near trash cans by slobs. Also plastic bottles by young athletes and paper coffee cups by parents after soccer games are the worst around the fields. I also see over flowing trash cans since Carl retired, the squirrels pull trash out of having a feast! I have to contacted the head of public works Carl Jr. to get the trash cans emptied in the park when it's blowing across open fields between November and April. He has lead me to believe it's not the job of public works, if not who??? Some not many people don't clean up after their dogs. I'm there 1 to 3 times a day with my dog, I pick up trash as I go as do other dog owners. Without the dog owners Knight Park would look like a landfill.
Porterincollingswood June 15, 2012 at 07:19 PM
I wasn't attacking you or dog owners. Just saying what I've seen that also ranks as "bad".

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