Saturday, March 13, 2010

Edgar Rec Center gets a Mini Face Lift

Larry Cudaback, left, and Kay Due, right, pictured with the sign they recently updated.

If you haven't driven by Edgar Recreation Center in the last month, take a few minutes to check out the new improvements there.

For starters the park sign was given a more than just a face lift. The sign, a collaborative effort of Larry Cudaback and Kay Due, is completely new. Cudaback put together the sign board with a frame and gave it some new supports so that Due could repaint the park sign. The sign reflects the many activites available at the park.

Also included in the recent updates were a new cement picnic table. The very heavy addition to the park was assembled by Cudaback and another park neighbor, John C. Miller. The merry-go-round also received a new landing pad of soft gravel.

In 2006 the tennis courts were resurfaced and the playground swingset was updated. Arriving with the swingset was the first cement picnic table.

Those in the neighborhood, like Cudaback and Miller, along with Kenny Guthrie and park board member Brian Murphy take turns keeping the park mowed in the summertime. The park was started in 1969 when the United Methodist Church bought the land across the street from them. Under the direction of Reverend Adrian Edgar, who was minister at the United Methodist Church at the time, they decided to use the ground as a community park. They made two tennis courts paved with asphalt in that year and some of the original playground equipment was set, along with the shuffleboard courts and the basketball hoops. In the 19080's the wooden play structure was built. Since it is owned by the United Methodist Church, it is maintained by Park Board members and not the village.

With Spring coming, visit Edgar Recreation Center to enjoy the new updates.

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