By Brent Champaco
The News Tribune
A group of University Place boosters hopes to generate support – and money — to build a themed playground at Chambers Creek Properties.
The goal is to raise $200,000 to build the playground, which will be fitted with everything from slides and swings to a rock-climbing wall, by September. To date, it’s raised about $23,000.
The effort, known as Playground by the Sound, is one of amenities that could be offered at the 930-acre site owned by Pierce County. The others include a pedestrian overpass that will open up two and half miles of beach access and future off-leash dog park.
Jeff Allen, chairman of the group’s fund-raising committee, says the proposed playground is a local project for University Place.
Plans call for a 12,000-square-foot playground in the North Meadow area of Chambers Creek Properties.
The community helped produced the playground’s design. Last May, Playground by the Sound held a design day in which elementary students from University Place shared ideas about what they’d like to have in a new playground. The designer, Leathers and Associates of New York, then took the ideas and incorporated them into the design.
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