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New Playground at Herman Sanchez Community Center

Councilor Benton funded a new playground for children 6 & up at the Herman Sanchez Community Center.


For a long time, the only playground at the community center was geared toward 2-5 year old kids. So when older children wanted to play, the center had to walk the kids to a school a few blocks away and use their playground.

When a community member brought this to Councilor Benton's attention, he took action. Working with Exerplay, Councilor Benton & Family and Community Services committed the $110,000 for the playground and $40,000 for the landscaping.


  • Approval for the funds was given on May 22, 2014.
  • Construction began on September 22, 2014
  • Playground was completed on November 24, 2014.
  • Children had their first opportunity to play on the playground on December 5, 2014.


caption:Kids playing on the new playground