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June 15, 2022
Ragle Park Playground Reopening Celebration June 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Santa Fe Summer Free Movie Screening to Follow

The City of Santa Fe Parks and Open Space Division invites families, friends, and neighbors to a “First Slide Celebration” for the new Ragle Park playground equipment on Friday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m.! The festivities will be followed by another Santa Fe Summer free movie, with “Angels in the Outfield” playing at 6:30 p.m.

The new three-part structure (pictured), including a slide, rope elements and play mounds, was selected for the challenging and fun play elements for children ages 2 and up. The Parks Division contracted with Exerplay Inc., a local New Mexico playground installer, to complete the work, and the playground itself is from Landscape Structures Inc., an environmentally responsible playground manufacturer with over 75,000 playgrounds worldwide. The project, including demolition, new equipment purchases, and installation, cost $108,000 and was funded through Gross Receipts Tax Remodeling and Replacement Funds.

“We’re so grateful to the Governing Body and Councilors, our Parks staff, and community stakeholders, including the Friends of Santa Fe Parks, for their help and support in bringing this project to fruition,” said Parks and Open Space Division Director Melissa McDonald. “I’m excited to reopen this area of Ragle Park so the community can have fun with the new equipment over the summer and for many years to come. I hope you’ll join us to celebrate on Friday!”

Following the “First Slide” celebrations, families will be able to enjoy the new playground features and additional Santa Fe Summer games and activities in Ragle Park until the movie screening begins. Bring your blankets and snacks, wear your favorite jersey or sports uniform, grab a shaved ice from Rainbow Snow, and take a selfie in front of the #SantaFeSummer backdrop before settling in to watch “Angels in the Outfield” at 6:30 p.m.!

 

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