Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation opened a new nature-themed playground on the trails of R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks, 201 Enon Church Road, during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Funding for the playground came from Niagara Cares, the philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, and the project was completed in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.
Volunteers from local Niagara Bottling plant in Chester will not only be there to celebrate this new space, but also helped with some finishing touches of the landscape area. “We are proud to support this project to provide a fun, safe space for the families of Chesterfield and are excited to engage our local Team Members in their community where they live and work,” said Kristen Venick, Director of Niagara Cares.
The first of its kind in Chesterfield, the nature playground features elements that reflect flora and fauna from the natural environment, such as ants, butterflies, frogs, mushrooms and turtles, as well as educational signage. “Our goal is for the playground to entice visitors to explore the trails and natural areas of the park,” said Dr. James Worsley, Director of Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department.