YAKIMA, Wash.-- Workers have started
tearing up the ground at Franklin Park in Yakima to make way for a number of Rotary Club projects.
We've already told you about the biggest
piece: a pavilion built by Sunrise Rotary that will function as both a stage
for concert events and a covered picnic area.
Right next to it, Downtown Rotary is
building a new playground to replace the older one that was torn down last
Finally, Southwest Rotary is providing
two covered picnic areas next to the playground, so parents can watch their
kids from the shade.
It's the first time all three clubs have
come together on a major project.
"We've done work at Kiwanis Park,
but it was more in bits and pieces and this is really a unified effort to
change the face of this park and bring it to a new height," said Sunrise
Rotary President Sheri Brockway.
Workers are starting on all three
projects now. Several sections of the park will be fenced off while
construction is happening.
Members expect to complete the pavilion by May, and the playground and
picnic areas sometime in late spring.