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Of the Keizertimes

As plans move forward with a community build play structure, one key question has yet to be answered: where will it go?

A design day is scheduled for Nov. 14, during which a designer with New York-based consultant Leathers and Associates will present ideas gathered from talking with Keizer children over a two-day period. A final place for the meeting has yet to be determined; originally it was going to be at Keizer Civic Center before being moved to Gubser Elementary. However, it might get moved to the Keizer Elementary gym.

Just as the location for that meeting is tentative, so too is the play structure’s location. Plans call for the community to build the structure next September at Keizer Rapids Park.

Ron Freeman, a member of the Community Build Task Force, gave a brief update on the project during the Oct. 10 West Keizer Neighborhood Association (WKNA) meeting.

Richard Walsh, chair of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, noted two areas are being looked at for the play structure: one in the current volleyball area near the amphitheater and the other closer to the boat ramp area.

“I like it better by the volleyball court area,” Freeman said.

Rhonda Rich, president of WKNA, wasn’t sure.

“I can see advantages to both areas,” Rich said. “I want to hear from the group.”

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