New play equipment installed at Pingree Park; fun fund-raising continues for more work

As of Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15, the new playground at Pingree Park in Londonderry is finished and open for fun.  After a year of planning and fund-raising there are new swings, a crawl tube, a bouncy seesaw and a climbing structure with slides.  The equipment is appropriate for ages 2 to 12 and includes accessible activities.

Pingree Park's new play equipment is installed and ready for use. Photo provided.

Pingree Park’s new play equipment is installed and ready for use. Photo provided.

A practice backboard will be added to the tennis court after the court has been resurfaced.  The basketball backboards, rims and nets will be replaced as funds are raised.  Plans for the dog park, installation of power, security lighting and cameras are ongoing.  The old walking trail along the river will be improved and expanded to create a walking loop within the park.

All of this has been made possible by the generous support of the following businesses, agencies and community members:

David Chaves Excavating, Brown’s Enterprises, The Vermont Country Store, Robin and Tony Kurjiaka, The Maple Leaf Diner, Clarks IGA, The Swiss Inn, Londonderry Hardware, The Grape Connection, Wayne’s Auto, Felicity & Chris Haselton, Alexander’s Tae Kwon Do, The Stove Depot, Main Street Hare — Doni & Gail, Joan Newman, Claudia Dekany & Bob Maisey, Manchester Sports,  Peabody Mountain Apiaries, Johnny Seesaws, The Sudzy Pup, The Pantry, Kramer Plumbing and Heating, Bondville Bloomist, Mick & Wendy Arace, Jake’s Café, Stephen Twitchell, Londonderry Coiffures-Jen Ciccione, The Mill Tavern, Harts All Season Maintenance, Ana Kelly, Jelley’s Deli, Lisa Sicotte, Dancing Hands Creations, Mountain Lake Creations, Roz & Jason Klezos, Josh & Amy Dryden, Duane & Melissa Hart, Erwin & Arlene Hodge, Juliette & Tim Britton, Joseph Baxter, Jessica Citera, Jo-an Armstrong, John & Robin Carroll,

Sara Niklas, Jon & Colleen Gometz, Real Sports & The Lathrop Family, The San Miguel Family, The McIntyre Family, The Cavagnino Family, Jean Jordan, John & Caroline Jopling, Phil Pabst, The Russell Family, The Jensen Family, Claire & Bob Trask, Maya & Brian Drummond, Bob & Barbara Wells, Marcia Camp, The Sutka Family, Walter & Mary Scott, Jean Decell, Charles Johnson & Barbara Plunkett, William Barnes, Stanley & Ruth Forstrom, Pete & Judy Cobb, Paul Friedman, M. C. Mueller, Glenn & Diana Cipriani, The Inn @ Weston, Karin Karol, Amy Corwin, The Pagnucco Family,

The Demski Family, Nancy Fall, Esther Fishman & Richard Korzun, The Trizzino Family, Andrea & John Ogden, Blue Flame Gas, Londonderry Ventures, Laransu Corp., Marianna McGuffin, Joan Dayton, The Kretchmer Family, Benjamin & Jennifer Freeman, Susan & Schuyler Foulkes, Gretchen Reilly, Connie & Allan Rogers, Cynthia & Larry Gubb, Stratton Mountain Resort, Paul & Jan Gordon, Barry & Wendy Rowland, Roger & Jasmine Melzer, People’s Bank, Lang McLaughry Real Estate, Lennox Family Foundation, Robert & Berthe Cowles, The Wieland Family, Emmett Dunbar & Lini Mazumdar, The Wark Family, The Gibney Family, Kerri Maclaury, Steven & Carol Maclaury, The Pajala Family,

Darcy Duval & Mike Goodbody, Steve Prouty, Magic Mountain, Dr. T and the Versatiles, Sandra Clark, Green Mountain Pharmacy, The Garden Restaurant, Delta Dryden, Londonderry Butcher Block, Missy Baird, Dodie Crossman, Jim and Pam Ameden, Mike and Tammy’s Marketplace, Grandma Millers, C & J Septic, The New American Grill, South Derry Scoops, Phoenix Fire Department #6, Mike Arace, Curt Cowles & The Cowles Family, Debbie O’Leary, Roger Sheehan, Katherine Stone, RK Miles, Susie Wyman, Timothy Slade,Oliver Olsen, Karol Allen, Cathy Aragi, Blake Wyman, Martha Stearns, Sam Nunnikhoven, Diane Sendra, Mark Weikert, Bruno Licata, Bruce Humphrey, Hugh Gabert, AJ Gordon, Rob Felion, Ian McAllister, the Londonderry Road Crew, The State of Vermont’s Buildings and General Services Department and the Town of Londonderry.

Fun and fund-raising continues

This summer, with the help of Mackenzie Peters, the Londonderry Town Parks Board is raffling off a locally raised pig.  Tickets will be $5 and only 200 tickets will be available.  They will be available for sale at the Town Office Building during regular office hours, or by contacting the Parks Board (

Raffle tickets will be sold up until the drawing on Sunday Aug. 17, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the end of Family Fun Day.  The Second Annual Family Fun Day will again benefit the Pingree Park Revitalization Project to help fund ongoing improvements.  Family Fun Day will run from 11 a.m. to  3 p.m.  Admission will be $5 per person, which will get everyone access to all the fun and games, except the Dunk Tank.  Food will be available at additional but reasonable cost.

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