This week, community members gathered at Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga to rebuild the park’s playground.
Service groups such as the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Boy Scout Troops 246, 212 and 234 were involved with the building. The build began Monday, and is scheduled to end this Saturday.
The original playground was removed in May 2011 due to concerns over structural safety due to wood rot.
The contract for the new structure was $97,000, and East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW grant funds funded $70,000 of the project. Some funding for the project also came from community fundraising.
Jay Ingram, director of Moraga Parks and Recreation and project coordinator, said that the town staff was extremely grateful to the community members who came out to help build the playground, and that the help from the community was saving the town somewhere between $18,000 and $20,000 in building costs.
Community member Jon Chambers said he thought that it was a terrific project, and it was great to see the sense of community that came about through the project.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the playground Saturday at 11:30 a.m.