Toddler swing donated to Juniper Hills Park


by: SUSAN MATHENY/THE PIONEER - Kriste Lofting pushes her grandkids, Berick Etter, left, and Liam Sando, both 1 1/2, on the new toddler swings at Juniper Hills Park.Now toddlers can enjoy the play structures at Juniper Hills Park, thanks to a toddler swing set donated by Kriste and Doug Lofting of Madras.

“We live across the street and can walk over to the park, but there was never anything for babies. We had to leave them in the stroller,” said Kriste Lofting, who often babysits her grandkids.

Doug Lofting said they approached the county, asking if they bought a swing set, could it be put up? The county agreed and did the installation of the structure, which is on the west side of the park, near the baseball fields.

“We’ve already seen lots of kids on it. It’s something that’s going to get a lot of use,” he said.