Playground Reopening – Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station
Saturday, September 9, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Marshall Community Park
1015 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663
Join the celebration and help cut the ribbon to re-open the new inclusive playground at Marshall Community Park.
- Double slide and play hill
- Zero-entry teeter-totter
- Sand play area
- Wheel play area
- Swings and wheelchair swing
- Playable fire engine art piece
- Log play area with twisty ribbon climber
- Musical instruments
- Sensory garden
- New paths and landscaping
The new fully inclusive playground was designed by Harper’s Playground, a non-profit that creates inviting playgrounds for people of all abilities. Project partners include AKS Engineering and Forestry and Pence Construction.About the Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station
The Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station was built in 1999 to honor the daughter of Vancouver Fire Services Capt. Curt Anderson, after she drowned in 1996. The original playground was installed in partnership with the Vancouver Fire Department and made possible by many generous community donors.
When that playground equipment needed to be replaced due to age, maintaining the site’s history was a priority. The redesigned playground pays tribute to that legacy with a firefighter theme that includes a playable art piece made from a real fire truck and water pump, and upcycled fire hydrants used to hold plaques with descriptions of the various playground features in English and Braille. The original Chelsea Anderson brick memorial has been preserved and placed in a special tribute area with an updated donor wall.
Contact: Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-487-8311