Volunteers needed for Sparc Park rebuild in Stanfordville — final phase through May 4

Stanfordville residents Dave Lepard and Kate Blemler volunteering at the SPARC Park Rebuild on Saturday, April 20.

Alison Newell

Volunteers needed for Sparc Park rebuild in Stanfordville — final phase through May 4

STANFORDVILLE — A new playground is sprouting here as hundreds of volunteers came together with Stanfordville SPARC Park Playground Committee (SSPPC) from April 18 to 20.

Holes were dug, the site was framed and the base of the new playground that is designed with residents’ input to be similar to the original playground that also was built by volunteers more than 30 years ago.

According to a press release, SSPPC has raised approximately $505,000 for material and equipment. Local businesses and residents also have loaned and donated to the project.

SPARC Park draws families and children from Pine Plains, Millbrook, Milan and Clinton Corner/Salt Point.

“The support and encouragement that we’ve received from our community has been nothing short of remarkable. When the community builds the playground, the playground will build the community,” said Julia Descoteaux, SSPPC General Coordinator.

The final phase of the community-led build of SPARC Park is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 through Saturday, May 4. There will be 3 shifts daily starting at 8 a.m. with the final shift finishing at 8:30 p.m.

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