Playground for all adds more fun to Ryan Park in Helena

Phil Drake

A new playground is now open at Ryan Park that provides a place for children to have some fun while a brother or sister is taking in a game or two and, organizers say, serves as a symbol of what can happen when a community rallies together.

The new playground at Ryan Park provides a place where kids can play as siblings take part in games at the nearby fields.

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The Playground at Ryan Park had a damp opening Sunday in which some of the groups who helped build the structure gathered during a light afternoon rain as kids frolicked about.

It was a project that not only involved the Helena Babe Ruth Baseball Association, but the Helena Kiwanis Club as well as several other organizations.

John Cochrane, president of the Helena Babe Ruth Baseball Association, said he has seen lots of kids play on it already since it was completed in late May, adding it was a lot of work to get it finished and “it’s awesome now that it’s done.”

The playground, which

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