New Playground for Salvation Army - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

New Playground for Salvation Army


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Children in need will have some brighter days at the Salvation Army with some new playground equipment starting this week.

The forty thousand dollar equipment upgrade will replace the old wooden equipment which had rotted posts and was not up to code.

The new structures are powder coated and rubberized giving them a much longer life span and making them safer for the kids. The fire departments of La Crosse and Onalaska each have volunteers helping with the installation of the new gear.

Vern Strayer has been volunteering with the Salvation Army for more than 18 years and heads the project. "Its important to me personally, because I have grand kids of my own that I see go to playgrounds. And I see the shape of some of the playground equipment that they go to in my home town and this will be a lot nicer."

The new playground will be assembled and finished off Thursday morning with a backfill of sand followed by a layer of rubber mulch.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at