By Teresa Holleman
Much to the delight of area families, the Boles FUN Park has been completed. It took ACS Playground Adventures only five days to complete installation of the brightly colored playground, but the process began in 2019 and was a true community project.
In addition to making generous donations to fundraisers, State Senator Terry Rice and State Representative Marcus Richmond wrote letters in support of our FUN Park application for the grant committee.
Scott County Judge James Forbes offered encouragement and support throughout the process. He helped with fundraisers, provided equipment and operators to remove the older playground equipment and do dirt work at the site. All grant funds go through the county judge’s office, and Judge Forbes has taken care of invoices, payments, and maintaining records for the project.
The concrete work was done by Chris Allen and his building trades students. Wade Ridenhour used his tractor to move the original swingset to its new location by the merry-go-round. Area parents provided input about the needs of the community. Several businesses and countless individuals donated to various fundraisers. Now, local families have a place to take their children to play, have fun, and make memories.