SPARK Project Grant improves safety of local playground.
The Safe Play Areas for Ross County Kids (SPARK) Project at the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, with funding from the Center Benefits Health Care Foundation, has sponsored a $22,000 playground installation project at the Westernview Park in Chillicothe Ohio.
To celebrate the installation of this playground, The SPARK Project and the City of Chillicothe’s Parks & Recreation Department are holding a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at the playground on Wednesday July 3, 2013 at 10:00 am EST. The Park is located at 11 N. Bowman near the intersection of W. Second Street and N. Bowman. City leaders as well as officials from Nationwide Children’s Hospital as are expected to speak at the event. Following the ceremony, the playground will be open for public use by Chillicothe’s youngest residents.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Safety Service Director Mike Green at (740) 773-2700 or Mike.Green@ci.Chillicothe.oh.us.
The SPARK Project is funded by Central Benefits Health Care Foundation and works with partners in Ross County to renovate and improve playgrounds in Chillicothe and to promote safe play and play areas for children on Ross County farms. For more information on the SPARK Project, visit www.nationwidechildrens.org/cirp-spark-program.
CIRP works globally to reduce injury-related pediatric death and disabilities. With innovative research at its core, CIRP works to continually improve the scientific understanding of the epidemiology, biomechanics, prevention, acute treatment and rehabilitation of injuries. CIRP serves as a pioneer by translating cutting edge injury research into education, advocacy and advances in clinical care. For related injury prevention materials, or to learn more about CIRP, go to www.injurycenter.org.