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Playground Results In… Volunteers NEEDED!!

Playground Results In… Volunteers NEEDED!!

After counting the more than 400 votes, the results are in and design #3 won with 279 votes.  Lamar was chosen by the Colorado Health Foundation as a recipient of a grant and along with Kaboom and the citizens of Lamar dreamt up 3 different play areas.  This playground is going to be located at […]

Vote for your Northside Park Playground Design

Vote for your Northside Park Playground Design

Local Lamar residents may select one of the three offerings for a design for a new playground and equipment for the Northside Park in Lamar.  The playground equipment will be set up on Saturday, September 14 and according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, the deadline for making your selection is this Friday, […]

Northside Park Planning Meeting Has Great Turnout

Northside Park Planning Meeting Has Great Turnout

  Dozens of youngsters and parents attended a design day meeting to come up with ideas and equipment for a brand new Northside Park in Lamar this past Tuesday, July 30.  Kids and adults each had their own idea sessions where representatives from the Colorado Health Foundation, KaBOOM and LiveWell Prowers County hosted the idea […]

New Northside Park is Coming in September

New Northside Park is Coming in September

How often do kids get a chance to help develop their own city playground?  That opportunity is available for brand new playground equipment for the Northside Park, due to the collaboration among the City of Lamar and LiveWell Prowers County, KaBOOM and The Colorado Health Foundation.    Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell Prowers County said representatives will […]

Health Oriented Projects Seeing Busy End of Summer

Health Oriented Projects Seeing Busy End of Summer

  Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell outlined several visits being planned for Lamar this summer to ascertain how best to use the funding the community will receive for health and exercise oriented projects.  She told Coalition members that due to the amazing attendance at the Family Fun Day earlier this month at Willow Creek Park and […]

Public Access to Valco Pond by this Summer?

Public Access to Valco Pond by this Summer?

  The Lamar City Council discussed opening a portion of Valco Ponds to the public this summer.  City Administrator, John Sutherland suggested renaming the site North Gateway Park during the council’s Monday meeting, June 24.  Last week he discussed the status of the 108 donated acres with the Prowers County Commissioners regarding vegetation and upkeep of the land.  Until the […]

Plans for LiveWell Family Day Being Finalized

Plans for LiveWell Family Day Being Finalized

  Saturday, June 22, plans to be a full day of family and health-oriented fun at Willow Creek Park.  Events are scheduled between 9am and 11pm, including a morning walk, run or bike ride, free swim day and an evening outdoor move.  Most of the activities offered will be free although there will be a […]