Dedication / Fireworks
Park Improvement Dedicated /
Numerous Activities / Politicians / Vendors / Visitors
/ Kids Playing
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kids kept playing on the new play ground equipment Friday night even as the
fireworks display was going on in the background on the other side of the park.
hose fireworks had been reschueduled from July 4th to July 9th.
Little Mr. & Miss Firecracker Contest was held after the ribbon cutting
Friday with winners at several age brackets. This young winner posed with Bailey
Chamber (2010 Miss Collinsville Teen).
officials, park designers and contractors posed for a ceremonial ribbon cutting
for the major park improvements which were opened to the public in this past
week. Improvements included the spray pad, playground equipment, skate park,
rest rooms, trees, benches, entry sign, etc ... which are funded by an increase
in the city sales tax rate.
skateboarder offered an "intentional" wipeout for a chance to get
his photo online (which worked) ... but it still looked painful. The skate park
features were packed with kids on skate boards, skates and bikes Friday during
the delayed Independence Day activities. The skate area was officially opened
to the kids last Sunday but many had made a few "trial" runs while
the park was "closed" for construction in recent weeks.
new spray pad was constantly full of kids except when the speeches were being
made and then when the timer shut off the water for the evening at 9pm. That
same timer turns the water on at 9am daily. This new park feature has been available
to the community since Tuesday July 6th.
new basketball court (relocated from the area now occupied by the new playground)
also drew a nice crowd of players Friday adjacent to the skate area..
were everywhere in the park and just kept coming as the skys darkened and fireworks
walked in, they rode the buses from CHS, and a few even parked in the park,
but nice sized crowd enjoyed a wonderful evening at Collinsville City Park.
Collinsvile Fire Department was in charge of transporting, planting and finally
igniting the fireworks in the park Friday evening.
for the balloon man.
Ear & Out The Other?
Collinsville (Taylor Upson)
Mr. & Miss Firecrackers