Playground planned for Sunnybrook Farm Museum

A children’s playground is coming to Red Deer’s oldest farm. For about a year, Sunnybrook Farm Museum has been collecting donations in the community for the play area.

A children’s playground is coming to Red Deer’s oldest farm.

For about a year, Sunnybrook Farm Museum has been collecting donations in the community for the play area.

Administrative co-ordinator Michelle Kastrukoff said $37,000 was raised for the much-needed apparatus.

“Many of our customers are from the Red Deer community,” Kastrukoff said. “A considerable percentage of them are young families with small children, and they are becoming repeat visitors who enjoy our farmyard setting and the opportunity to feed the animals. They bring their picnic lunch and spend many hours here on site.”

Various groups stepped up to donate — the Optimist Club, Elks Club, Downtown Rotary Club, East Rotary Club, Kinsmen Club — and individuals Bev Turple, Dick Bruntjen, Ernie McPhee and Olivia and Jonathon Miller.

The Optimist Club has asked that this playground be dedicated in the memory of Kevin Majeau, a past president of Sunnybrook Farm Museum and an Optimist.

On Friday and Saturday, the playground will be installed and volunteers are needed to help. Lunch and supper is provided.

The set-up will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, and Saturday from 8 am. until it’s finished.

The playground will be installed in the garden area near the Bower House.

To help out with installing the playground, give the museum a call at 403-340-3511.

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