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Race2Play Reunion a success

Mayor Kristen Brown addresses Race2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI file
Mayor Kristen Brown addresses Race2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI file

Hundreds of people turned out between three Columbus parks as city officials and residents celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Race2Play Initiative. Celebrations were held Thursday afternoon at Ninth Street Park, Pence Place Parks and Morningside Park.

The program provided new and refurbished playground equipment to four city parks. Race2Play was supported by the Columbus Parks Foundation and Community Partners, as well as celebrities Tony Stewart, Carter Oosterhouse and Subway's Jared Fogle.

Mayor Kristen Brown was joined by April Williams, with the Columbus Parks Foundation, Carl Malysz, the city's Department of Community Development Director, and other officials to mark the anniversary. Mayor Brown told those who attended that this program would not have been a success with the help and input of local residents. She noted that her administration listened to residents concerns and made necessary improvements, including security cameras, to help keep undesirable elements away from the parks.

Area sponsors provided food and beverages, while Kiwanis volunteers grilled burgers for those in attendance. Photos of the events are included.

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Race2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI fileRace2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI fileMayor Brown observes as local children paint a rain catcher at Pence Place Park / Photo: WCSI fileRace2Play reunion celebration at Morningside Park / Photo: WCSI fileRace2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI fileRace2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI fileMayor Kristen Brown addresses Race2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI fileRace2Play celebration at Ninth Street Park / Photo: WCSI fileRace2Play reunion celebration at Pence Place Park / Photo: WCSI file
Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014 6:39:05 PM

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