A number of volunteers stepped up on 7/26-27 to help make the Lakeville Miracle Field Playground a Twin Cities first. Many are familiar with Miracle Field baseball parks, including Lakeville's located at King Park on Dodd Blvd. across from the Lakeville Police Department.
The new Miracle Field Playground is being installed right next to the Miracle Field baseball diamond.
On Saturday and Sunday many volunteers came to help and not all their names were noted.
Kari Schmitz - coaches her daughter who plays on Miracle Field
Jeff Wenberg - Sun Country pilot.
Trevor Michael - Sun Country pilot
Brett Altergott - Lakeville's second Parks & Recreation Director (now in his second year after Steve Michaud retired from that role in 2013)
Julie & Jim Christian — Lakeville Rotary
John Hennen - Parks & Recreation employee
Dean & Connor Chelstrom
Brian Roseen - Miracle Field Director for south metro.
Landscape Structures is the product manufacturer located here in MN.
Flagship Recreation is the authorized distributor/installer represented by Charlie Colvin and
Mark McLaughlin. Mark even had his 12 year old son helping on Saturday.
14 different play activities are being installed that accommodate children with special physical or cognitive needs including autism to play side by side with children without special needs. The best example is a side by side zip line activity.
The special surface is being installed next week.
"Homer" the mascot was recently installed. Ribbon cutting is expected sometime in late August.