HESPERIA, Calif. — Local agencies gathered at Palm Street Park in Hesperia on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, to celebrate the installation of a brand new playground. HRPD Director Jack Hamilton began the event with an invocation and a prayer of blessing for those who will use the new play equipment. HRPD General Manager, Lindsay Woods lead the approximately 30 people in attendance down memory lane to remember the playgrounds and parks of their youth. Those in attendance were encouraged to understand what an important role playgrounds and “play” are to our community, both now and in the future.
Woods went on to state:
“Play is not all fun and games, it has taught us all, and continues to teach our children. Through play we have learned to interact with others and develop lifelong skills”.
“Play is the highest form of research,” a quote from Albert Einstein.
“This playground will help children to develop motor, cognitive, emotional, social, and communication skills. The modern world of electronics, “social” media, and computer technology has made it challenging for children to develop natural social skills.”
“Happiness is a byproduct of outdoor play on a playground.”
Woods concluded his comments by stating, “Our children deserve these spaces, but so too, does our entire community since playgrounds only help to make brighter futures for all who enjoy them”.
HRPD Board President Mike Limbaugh welcomed everyone and thanked them for their ongoing support of the District. Limbaugh commented, “Hesperia is a great place to live because of our strong sense of community of which the Park District is proud to be a part of.” Park Board Members Mike Limbaugh, Jose Gonzales and Jack Hamilton received presentations from Congressman Cook’s office, Senator Mike Wilk’s Office, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte’s Office and Supervisor Robert Lovingood congratulating the District on the positive work being done on behalf of the residents of Hesperia. Senator Wilk’s Field Representative Rebecca Tennison reminded everyone that “Parks Make Life Better!”
The new multi-level playground offers shade canopies for play in all seasons, slides, ladders, and games. Hesperia Recreation and Park District invites the community to stop by the new playground and enjoy some time of outdoor FUN at Palm Street Park, 13558 Palm Street, Hesperia.
For more information and to view all of our parks and facilities, visit www.HesperiaParks.com.
(source: Hesperia Recreation and Park District)