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Gala at the Gateway Sees Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the LOL Community Playground at our first-ever Gala at the Gateway! The sold-out event featured good food, amazing entertainment, and incredible success with our silent auction. The event raised more than $20,000 for the playground! It was so successful, in fact, that we are only a few…

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The Musical Playground Is Almost Here!

If you were out and about today, you probably noticed Rob, Bob, and Anthony Spiotto and Matt Outman hard at work installing the concrete pad for the Musical Playground portion of the new playground! Rob and the crew donated their time to do this for us, so please be sure to give them a shout…

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Connections between Play and Mental Health

Mental health continues to be a concern for people of all ages. Research has demonstrated clear connections between play and various dimensions of mental health. When we think about play, we most often focus upon its benefits for children, but adults also can gain valuable benefits from regular play. By making our playground a welcome…

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May Update

Spring came a little later this year, but there is still plenty to get excited about. The new community playground finally has a designated site! We have been waiting for the Town to formalize its recommendation about placement, and they did so earlier this month. The playground will be located in the northwest corner of…

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February Update

The Community Playground project is really starting to pick up steam. We’ve heard from so many wonderful neighbors who are supportive of the project, and we appreciate the kind words, the encouragement, and the willingness to dive in to help the children of Land O’ Lakes! We were very excited to see that our neighbors…

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December / January Update (a little late!)

December was a busy month for the Playground project! *Community outreach: We met with various community groups and distributed over 100 surveys to community members. After reviewing the results, there were a few common themes: safety in terms of fencing; shaded areas for adults to sit, areas with bench seating, and accessible playground equipment. Their…

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November Update

We’ve been doing so much over the past couple of months! Here are some of the highlights: Most importantly, we are finally an official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization! We received our letter from the IRS in early November. Now we are just waiting for our WI tax exemptions and to be recognized as an official…

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October 4 Update

Our plans for the new playground are slowly taking shape. Members of the playground subcommittee have been hard at work meeting with business owners, educators, and area residents to get advice about the playground. We would like to collect information from a lot more people. Please take a few minutes to answer the very brief…

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September 16 Update

Whew! It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LOLCP, Inc! We have been meeting with some wonderful folks from the community to determine the scope of the playground project. We met with Carie Brock and Rachel Strong, from Lakeland Pines elementary School and SOAR Middle School, to discuss how the playground might benefit their…

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Hello Land O’ Lakes!

Playgrounds. How many of us spent a good chunk of our childhood on the playground? At recess, in the neighborhood, in the back yard – anywhere we could find them. We’d swing until we thought we could touch the sky, climb until our arms shook, and crawl until our knees rubbed raw. Modern playgrounds are…

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