How will the new playground be protected from arson or vandalism?
The former Funland was constructed of wood and composite materials that were flammable and decomposed over time. The new playground will be BIGGER, BETTER, and STRONGER made of hardened metal, plastics and rubber materials. These materials are as vandalism resistant as possible. Modern surveillance cameras will assist in deterring destructive behaviors.
What other new features will the park have?
A new picnic shelter (donated by Rotary), new restroom facility and concession stand, new security camera system, new “Lion” water fountain (donated by the Lions Club), new fencing and picket fencing with names of supporters, and an art wall.
How can I offer financial or in-kind support to ensure an adequate facility is constructed that meets our community needs?
The Funland Fundraising Committee, in partnership with the Hermiston Park & Recreation department and with coordination from the City of Hermiston has identified several levels of corporate and personal sponsorship opportunities. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information about how to become a Funland sponsor at email@example.com or by calling 541-667-5018.
Where will this playground be located?
The new Funland Playground will be built on the site of the old wooden Funland Playground in Butte Park. The address is 1245 NW 7th St.
When will Funland Playground open?
Due to current production and shipping delays Funland is now expected to open July 4, 2021.