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Date: November 1, 2015

Contacts: Tim Holder, 704 516 1880, timholder@energyunited.com
Leo Soorus, 269 470 2628, lsoorus@sbcglobal.net

Playground PhotoThe playground for Rescue Squad Park has recently been completed thanks to a generous gift from Hecht Realty. The gift of over $90,000 has made it possible to provide a playground that will welcome children and families of all abilities.

Bob Hecht, owner of Hecht Realty stated that “the best way to keep children happy and healthy is to take them to a playground”. He said, “We love kids and are proud to make this playground possible for the community”.

The playground offers swinging, sliding, climbing, hanging, balancing, and jumping options. But, the outside playground is not just about letting off steam. It is a vital part of childhood that helps children develop physical strength, coordination, and balance. It also provides opportunities for children to learn and develop.

Under the leadership of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation, the club has worked with Lincoln County to develop facility plans and to construct phase one for the park. The park is located at 7835 Galway Lane across from the campus of Lincoln Charter School and will serve area youth, sports organizations, area schools and the community at large.

Phase one is very close to completion and a dedication for the first phase of the park is being planned for November 21st. The first phase includes two multi-purpose athletic fields, large open green space for community events, a ½ mile walking/biking loop trail around the property, a large multi-purpose activity shelter, three picnic shelters, nine hole disc golf course and 177 parking spaces.

The Rotary Club and the Rotary Club Foundation is committed to raising the necessary funds to complete the next two phases over the next two years. With support from the community and local business organizations, we will concrete the walking/biking trail around the property, add a natural surface trail and foot bridge, build a dog park, a pavilion with concession stand and restrooms, an amphitheater, large picnic shelter and add field lights.

Our goal is to make this vision a reality and the entire club is dedicated to that effort.  The park will have a very positive impact on our community and enrich the quality of life for Denver and the surrounding communities for generations to come.

The attached picture shows Bob Hecht and the Hecht Realty team at the playground celebrating its completion