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Friday, March 8, 2013

Zoo Opens New Playground

Invitation for Coverage:

Zoo Opens New Jambo Gym Playground this Saturday

New Playground Accessible For All Children

Who:                           Little Rock Zoo Director Mike Blakely, State Representative Allen Kerr, State Senator David Johnson, Zoo Board of Governors Member Bridgette Frazier, and Junior League of Little Rock Past President Tisha Gribble.

What:                         Grand opening of the new Jambo Gym Playground at Café Africa at the Little Rock Zoo.

Where:                       #1 Zoo Drive Little Rock, AR


When:                         Noon, Saturday, March 9, 2013


Visuals:                       Kids playing on playground for the first time; ribbon cutting with donors and kids.


Background:              The Little Rock Zoo has completed construction of the new Jambo Gym Playground at Café Africa.  The project was started by volunteers who approached the Zoo about building a new playground suitable for children ages 5-12.  Volunteers raised funds to build the playground from private donations.  Funds from General Improvement Funds from the State of Arkansas, the One-Cent City Sales Tax passed in September of 2011, and from the Arkansas Zoological Foundation were also used to fund the playground. The new playground features equipment accessible for disabled children.

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