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City To Restore Park Playground

Fort Sherman Playground in City Park (Coeur d'Alene Today photo: Keith Erickson)

For the thousands of children—and adults—who enjoy the festive Fort Sherman Playground at Coeur d’Alene City Park, there’s good news: the playground is due for major upgrades over the next several weeks. Thanks to the Panhandle Kiwanis Club, the historically themed playground facility will receive a good power washing, fresh paint to its many caricatures, and a new coat of sealant to protect the wooden features. “This is kind of our baby because we spearheaded construction of the playground 18 years ago,” said Dave Kilburg, president of the Panhandle Kiwanis. It all came together in 1997 following a community-based planning effort that involved input from 2,000 citizens. Following that, volunteers from across the city rolled up their sleeves and built the playground in five days/Keith Erickson, Coeur d'Alene Today. More here.

Question: Has anyone NOT taken their children or grandchildren to the Fort Sherman Playground at City Park?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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