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Rideout Community Center playground opened with ceremony in Tahoe City

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The Tahoe City Public Utility District is thrilled to announce new playground improvements on the West Shore funded through grants from the state. Saturday, Oct. 16 was the official ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new Rideout Community Center playground. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the annual Harvest Festival. Approximately 1,200 people attended the event and enjoyed the pony rides, food, games, bounce house and crafts

The Rideout school playground was demolished several years ago when the Tahoe Truckee School Unified District moved regular classes to another location. In January 2009 the Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department moved into the site to begin fully operating as a community center. Staff soon realized the need for a new play structure on site Grant funding allocated from the State of California was used to construct the $62,000 project. In addition to the play equipment at Rideout Community Center, a new swing set and basketball standard was installed at Kilner Park. and#8220;We are pleased to expand the services we provide on the West Shore with such a very low cost to our taxpayers,and#8221; commented Dan Wilkins, President of the Board of Directors.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 530-583-3440 ext. 10, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City.