Village of Plain opens, dedicates new playground with emphasis on play and joy

Photo by Kalen Scott, Contributor

The village of Plain and village residents gathered to celebrate the opening of a new playground.

The village received approximately $61,650 in monetary donations to replace the tattered equipment and did not have to pay for labor. Clerk Sheila Carver said the projected totaled about $105,000.

The difference was covered by a loan the village took to complete the playground and other upgrades the park area needed.

Village President Ray Ring said the project was spearheaded by Village Trustee Merry Lynn Riek.

“She is a tireless advocate and outstanding leader pursuing ways that enhance the image and interests of Plain,” said Ring. “She set her sights on a goal to deliver a remarkable Playground that adds to the beauty of the entire Park and further enhances the many amenities Plain has to offer.”

Pictured, children and village residents try out the new playground at the dedication ceremony June 6.