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Tahoe Paradise Park gets new playground

Dan Thrift/Tahoe TribuneThe playground at Tahoe Paradise Park is sporting new equipment thanks to California Waste Management Division, who funded 50 percent of the project, and Measure S that provided the matching funds.

The timing couldn’t have been better for the grand opening of Tahoe’s newest playground at Tahoe Paradise Park on Sept. 8. The opening was held in conjunction with the Loyal Order of the Moose annual Kids Fishing Day at their favorite fishing hole, Lake Baron.

The weather was beautiful and with over 1,500 fish planted by the Moose Lodge no one went home empty handed. Dozens of local businesses also donated bait, tackle, food and prizes for the young contestants. To round out the afternoon, the youths had a great time exploring the new playground facilities, which were made possible by a grant from the California Waste Management Board. Matching funds were made possible through Measure S.

For more than 30 years Tahoe Paradise Park has been one of the best kept secrets in Lake Tahoe. Visitors enjoy fishing and water activities on Lake Baron and the Truckee River, picnicking and barbecuing in the rustic, natural setting, nature trails, baseball, basketball, volleyball and tennis. The large clubhouse is available for private events and meetings. The wedding gazebo located alongside the lake provides a beautiful and inspirational setting for that very important day. For more information and reservations contact Mik Howell at (530) 577-9881.

Tahoe Paradise Park was built in the early 1960s as a private facility for the benefit of the residents of the Tahoe Paradise Park Resort Improvement District. As a result of the park’s participation in the newly formed joint powers agreement between the city of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Country and Tahoe Paradise Park Resort Improvement District, the district now welcomes the public. Prior to Measure S the district’s reserves were running dangerously low. The existing playground equipment was more than 30 years old and badly in need of replacement. The district’s search for funding lead them to the California Waste Management Division, who funded 50 percent of the project. Measure S provided the necessary matching funds.

The members of the district’s board are very excited to have been able to serve the community during this exciting time and provide the residents of Tahoe Paradise and South Lake Tahoe with one of the finest playgrounds in the area. Funding from Measure S also has allowed them to make many other improvements to the park, including a new parking lot, landscaping improvements and heating for the clubhouse, which is now available for winter events. Several more projects are planned for next year.

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