OSWEGO — An effort to raise funds to replace the swingsets at a city elementary school will kick off tomorrow evening.
The Kingsford Park Elementary School Home and School Association will hold a walk-a-thon Friday, Oct. 4 at the Oswego Middle School track from 5-8 p.m. The event is open to all community members and will include food trucks and tents, inflatables, outdoor fun, music and more. Officials are recommending warm-weather clothing.
Students and supporters have been circulating pledge forms to collect cash to finance the installation of swingsets at the KPS playground, removed during a recent renovation. The swingset project is “phase two” of the park upgrades, officials said, which is slated to also include multi-spinner merry-go-round, stepping pods and a trekking trail rope bridge.
The “phase one” playground was opened in September 2018 and came after a successful lobbying campaign by KPS students on Mayor Billy Barlow and the city Common Council. Barlow and 5th Ward Councilor John Gosek steered $40,000 to the renovation project to fix glaring safety and space issues on the decades-old playground, according to officials.
All community members are invited to join the KPS team at the track for a bite to eat, make a friendly donation and do some laps.