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Grand opening for new Shane Park playground

April 26th, 2013 - 6:19am

(Port Angeles) -- The city of Port Angeles and volunteers will officially open a new playground at Shane Park Saturday.

After a couple of years of fundraising, a local effort coupled with the city brought in the more than 130-thousand dollars needed to put in the state-of-the-art playground at the park in west Port Angeles.

The mother of the boy for whom the park is named, Janet Young, spearheaded the effort. Young's son, Shane Fowler, died from injuries he suffered when he was playing during construction of the park in 1973.

The new play set features slides, climbing walls and bars as well as an upside-down merry go round.

The grand opening ceremony starts at noon Saturday. In addition to speakers, there will be ice cream too.

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