Rotary of Savannah Held Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for Centennial Playground
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Rotary Club of Savannah held the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the all accessible playground in Forsyth Park on Monday, December 8 at 12:40 p.m.
The $342,000 park was funded by the club through internal sponsorship, a grant from the Alan S. Gaynor Fund and AMBUCS, the Herb Traub Fund and support from the City of Savannah and Chatham County. It is accessible to all children, including those who have wheelchair limitations and other specialized conditions. The design includes nine slides, 16 climbers, and eight swings. The equipment can support a capacity up to 300 children. The ground is covered with rubber matting and mulch.
“The Rotary Club of Savannah is excited to be able to provide this one-of-a-kind playground to our region,” said club President Holden Hayes. “This donation supports the Rotary Club’s motto – service above self, and is one of the almost countless ways this club and Rotary clubs worldwide, support our communities.”
The Rotary Club of Savannah first met Jan. 5, 1914, at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, it was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including: completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication, and other global health initiatives.
Rotary International, the nation’s first service club, began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad.
Rotary Club of Savannah
P.O. Box 11105
Savannah, GA 31412