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November 12, 2013
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Funding makes new Tahoe City playground reality

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Children in Tahoe City have a reason to celebrate. Pomin Park has a new playground, enhancing recreation opportunities for youth in the community.

More than 20 years ago, the Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD) was selected by PepsiCo as a funding recipient for the installation of a “Pepsi Playpark” at Pomin Park. The playground was extremely popular and well used for many years. Despite being well maintained by the TCPUD, the playground outlived its useful life, and maintenance and replacement parts were no longer available. In the fall of 2012, TCPUD had to remove the playground due to safety concerns.

This left a large void at Pomin and TCPUD took the lead to secure funding to replace the playground equipment. The TCPUD was able to keep the replacement costs down by using the footprint from the former playground with the total project cost of $20,000.

Generous funding from Placer County Park dedication fees and the Tahoe City Recreation Association made the TCPUD replacement of the aged playground possible and the full $20,000 was secured. “The Tahoe City Recreation Association is thrilled to contribute to reinvigorating Pomin Park with a new structure for the benefit of our children,” commented Board President Ron McIntyre.

“This project could not have happened without our partnerships with Placer County Parks and the Tahoe City Recreation Association. They made this important project, which enhances the quality of life for our youth, a reality,” said Judy Friedman, TCPUD Parks and Recreation committee member and board member.

ABOUT THE TCPUD

The Tahoe City Public Utility District provides water, sewer and recreation services within its service area. The boundaries of the District lie within both Placer and El Dorado Counties, extending from Emerald Bay to Dollar Hill, and along the Truckee River to the Nevada County line For information call Kelli Twomey at 530-580-6338 or send an email to ktwomey@tcpud.org.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Nov 12, 2013 05:17PM Published Nov 12, 2013 01:48PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.