Children in Cedartown and Polk County have a new space to climb, slide and swing thanks to a special grant and the dedication of some local residents.

A new playground structure was installed at Cedartown’s Bert Wood Park recently, with several community members and organizations answering the call to help with the build. The structure was purchased thanks in part to a special grant from KABOOM!, a national nonprofit that works to achieve playspace equity for kids.

The City of Cedartown put out a call for volunteers to assist with the installation of the new playground, which was purchased through BCI Burke and installed by PlaySouth Playground Creators.

Volunteers arrived at the park on the morning of Nov. 13 and got to work on the red, black and silver structure — the colors for Cedartown High School. Employees from Oldcastle APG were part of the group, and the company donated 50 yards of mulch for the play area.

Chick-fil-A donated free biscuits for volunteers and everyone from Cedartown city employees and city commissioners to local civic organizations and school groups helped get the playground built in a single day.

The plan is to add more equipment to the playground in the future.

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