Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track

Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track

Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track

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 With support of donors and through the annual fund raisers, the pump track was installed. money to order the track!. Money is still needed to install a path from the Old Plank Trail to the track, money for benches, signs and miscellaneous items. You can help raise money by attending the 2nd Annual Pours for Parks Craft Beer Tasting on October 20th or by making a donation. 

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Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track

Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track

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 The Foundation purchased and installed three fitness equipment pieces at Michelle Bingham Memorial Park the equipment is adjacent to Old Plank Trail which allows for trail users to incorporate the equipment into their workouts. 

Operation Playground Goes Ga-Ga

Judy Herder Memorial Pump Track

3-on-3 Basketball Courts in Commissioner's Park

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  OP has  gone Ga-ga!  If you're not familiar, Ga-ga is a variant of dodgeball.  The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the knee while avoiding being hit.  It can be played by groups of individual players, teams and in one-on-one matches.  Operation Playground purchased the Ga-ga pit and had it installed just in time for summer!  In the picture below, you'll see some youngsters in day camp learning how to play.  

3-on-3 Basketball Courts in Commissioner's Park

Operation Playground Donates 100 Trees to Frankfort Park District

3-on-3 Basketball Courts in Commissioner's Park

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   Operation Playground was proud to fund the construction of new 3-on-3 basketball courts located in Main Park.  The ribbon-cutting took place May 17, 2014, at 9:30 am followed by 3-on-3 tournaments.  More than 50 people attended, including children enrolled in local youth basketball programs. 

OP Donates $1,000 to Lincoln Way Special Recreation Association

Operation Playground Donates 100 Trees to Frankfort Park District

Operation Playground Donates 100 Trees to Frankfort Park District

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 "This is the second year in a row we have made a donation and plan to keep the tradition going" said Simmons. "100% of Operation Playground's fundraising efforts go directly back into the community to improve and enhance Frankfort parks and programs."  Tami Pareti, Recreation Specialist, stated, "the donation comes at a good time as many of our athletes will be participating in the upcoming Special Olympic State Basketball Tournaments in Bloomington and the donation will help cover upcoming costs."


Pictured above are Phil Simmons, President, Operation Playground; Keith Wallace, Executive Director, Lincolnway Special Recreation Association; student athlete Allison Leehaug accepting the check; and Tami Pareti, Recreation Specialist, Lincolnway Special Recreation Association.    

Operation Playground Donates 100 Trees to Frankfort Park District

Operation Playground Donates 100 Trees to Frankfort Park District

Operation Playground Donates 100 Trees to Frankfort Park District

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  In the fall of 2012, Operation Playground arranged the purchase of 100 trees from Possibility Place Nursery and donated them to the Frankfort Park District. In collaboration with the Park District, two planting dates were scheduled to get all the trees planted, Oct. 13, 2012 and Nov 3, 2012. Trees were planted in Commissioners, Main, Michele Bingham and Janssen Parks. Volunteers from Operation Playground, the Park District, Frankfort Boy Scout Troop #000, the Lincolnway Environmental Action Club and the National Honor Society helped with the plantings.