COLUMBUS, Ind. — Fixing the holes in the shelter roof, installing new equipment and fencing and making other upgrades at Morningside Park and three more city playgrounds cost $500,000 in private funding one year ago.
But for Lisa Newby and her grandchildren, who watched the improvements to the park take place last year right outside their back door, those changes have provided a priceless opportunity — the chance to play in a safe environment.
Those upgrades took place as a result of Race2Play, an initiative of The Columbus Park Foundation. At the program's reunion celebration Thursday afternoon, Newby said the improvements have made the playground "100 times better."
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