Playground could be completed by end of this week if enough people contribute

Troutdale staff and volunteers are aiming to finish reconstructing Imagination Station by Sunday, Oct. 7.

Imagination Station is the city's signature playground at 1900 S.W. Cherry Park Road. It is being rebuilt because one third of the park was destroyed by fire on April 9, 2016. The remaining structure was demolished by construction crews and volunteers on June 16 to make way for a new, all-inclusive structure.

Kimberly Carl, Imagination Station volunteer coordinator, said the project is nearing completion, but she is seeking additional volunteer help with the goal of completing the project by the end of this week.

Crews from Leathers & Associates, the contractor hired to build the playground, will supervise volunteers. Help will be accepted every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Friday, Oct. 5.

Following what could be the last week of construction, Carl will organize a volunteer weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, to possibly hammer in the final nail.

The rebuild of Imagination Station was scheduled for completion in late summer, but construction was delayed because two fires broke out at separate manufacturing plants (on the East Coast) producing parts for the playground.

"It's unfortunate that it took a while to get new parts made, but now that they are done and being delivered it's our hope to get the project done by early October," Clark said.

For more information about the project, contact Carl at 503-674-7256. 

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