New Lakeport Lions Legacy Playground opens at Westside Community Park

LAKEPORT, Calif. — A new playground recently opened at Westside Community Park.

This project is the dream of the Lakeport Lions Club and is named the “Lakeport Lions Legacy Playground” in recognition of the group’s vision and support.

The development of the playground was overseen and fundraised by the Westside Community Park Committee, or WCPC.

This $154,000 project was started with substantial seed money from the Lakeport Lions Club.

Additional contributions were received from the Ustrud-Rollins Family, Lake County Tribal Health Consortium, the Habematolel Band of Pomos and Susan King, along with dozens of cash and in-kind contributions from individuals and local small businesses.

The Lakeport Public Works Department partnered with the WCPC to provide trees, planting them and setting up the irrigation system, as well as offering technical assistance throughout the project’s development.

The new playground is seeing daily use by families and their children.

In addition to its daily use, the playground will provide a play space for siblings of children participating in sports leagues run by the Konocti Youth Soccer League and the Westshore Little League at the Westside Community Park.

The playground is in and open to children from around the county. Children have been playing there every day since it opened.

The Westside Community Park Committee would like to complete the landscaping started with support of the Lakeport Public Works Department.

However, funds raised for the development of the playground have been utilized and the WCPC is soliciting donations to add a grass area adjacent to the lion bench and hardscape on the other sides of the play structure area.

Tax-deductible donations to support the completion of the playground can be made to the Westside Community Park Committee, 1350 Berry St., Lakeport, CA 95453.