New park in Winston acts as a 'safe place' for children to play

New park in Winston acts as a 'safe place' for children to play. (SBG).

WINSTON, Ore. - Children in Winston can now enjoy a new play-set on the west side of town following the unveiling of a new feature at a park in Winston.

With the ribbon cut and a cheetah in attendance, Winston city officials did the honors in opening a new play-set at Civic Wayside Park behind City Hall.

"It's a great place -- a great asset," said Jeremy Mitchell. "My kids seem to love it, so I think that's the most important thing."

The structure now gives kids a place to run around, and the new addition is meant for children between the ages of two and five, but everyone is welcome to have fun at the park.

"It's now starting to feel more like a park," said Mark Bower, the Winston City Manager. "Before, we just had a pavilion and some picnic tables for people to eat lunch and stuff."

The park took eight months to finish, and parents in the area say they are excited about the new structure.

"Now, there's a great place for the kids to run around and enjoy themselves," said Jane Doe.

The City of Winston plans on opening new parks in the future so that children have a safe space to explore in the community.

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