New playground to open Sept. 20


Washington Twp. —

The Butterfly Playground, a facility designed to expand creative play opportunities for children, will open at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Countryside Park, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road.

Children will then be able to enter the Nature Sounds and Butterfly Meadow areas of the playground. Both are handicapped accessible.

The concept was approved as part of a 2002 master plan for Countryside Park. Washington Twp. Trustees pledged $50,000 in matching seed money. An additional $202,000 has been raised through grants and donations, including $32,000 from Arti and Hemant Garg to honor the memory of their daughter, Yukta.

More funds will be needed to complete all five phases. For more information, contact Linda Madden at (937) 432-2820. TERRY MORRIS