Volunteers To Help Rebuild Cocoa’s Taylor Park Playground
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2014
New playground equipment will be installed
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — On Monday, Sept, 1, 2014 from 8 a.m. to noon, approximately 50 volunteers, City Council and City staff will spread mulch, build picnic tables and perform many other tasks to prepare Taylor Park for the new playground equipment that was purchased with a grant from “KaBOOM!” and many generous donations from organizations.
Organizations include Bank of America, Cocoa Main Street, the Ghering Group, Centennial Development Group, the Historic Cocoa Village Association, the Cocoa Village Bar and Restaurant Association, St. Marks Episcopal Academy, Running Zone, Community Bank of the South and many others including private citizen donations.
The new playground equipment will be installed the week prior by a certified playground installer, with the volunteers and staff putting the finishing touches on Sept. 1.
Once the build event is complete, we will officially open the park to the public with a press event and ribbon cutting scheduled for 11a.m. that day.
Then Chick-fil-A will be providing lunch for all of the hard working volunteers.
Taylor Park was chosen for the “KaBOOM!” grant due to the location of the park in the busy downtown business district as well as for the age of the equipment.
Taylor Park is the most used playground in the City of Cocoa because it is centrally located in the downtown business district and its proximity to Riverfront Park which is used for large community events. The equipment is approximately 15 years old.
The grant received from “KaBOOM!” was $20,000 and City of Cocoa staff had to raise the remaining $31,000 to complete the project with the two largest donations coming from Bank of America and Cocoa Main Street who have been instrumental in completing this project.
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