WOODBURY – After two years of anticipation, the new playground at Hollow Park is open! And it seems fitting that, with the weather delays that caused a delay in construction, that the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $225,000 playground took place in the rain.
Woodbury Parks & Recreation Director Jenifer Miller could only laugh when she was asked about the irony.
“We’d rather not, but the children who came out today will want to play on it anyway. “Hopefully the rain will subside, but it will be open for rain, sun, snow, any day.”
And subside it did. Though it was pouring buckets moments before the ribbon cutting ceremony began, the rain turned into a drizzle as about three dozen children stormed the new equipment.
For the bigger kids, there are climbing ropes and a zip line. For the smaller kids, there are swings and slides. And as for a good time, it was had by all.
Speaking before the ribbon was cut, Woodbury First Selectman Bill Butterly thanked everyone who was involved in the project. In addition to a playground committee that was put together by the Parks & Recreation Department, Butterly thanked all the donors who stepped out to help pay for the project, including St. Pierre Oil Co., which kicked in a check for $10,000. Butterly also thanked the Park and Highway departments for their sight preparation work.
Here is Just Woodbury’s photo gallery from the ribbon cutting, and of the first kids at play…