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      Keosauqua celebrates revamped city park

      The celebration in Keosauqua City Park kicked off with kid's activities and games.

      Community members in Keosauqua gathered Sunday evening to celebrate a re-grand opening of sorts of the town's city park.

      Residents and volunteers of Keosauqua have been working for over a year to repair and replace the playground in the park near the riverfront. The group of volunteers held fundraisers, wrote grants and gained the support of local sponsors in order to make the park and the playground a place kids and parents want to be.

      "So we wanted to make sure that it was a safe place for our kids to play and just made it inviting for our community," said Heidi Bainbridge, a community volunteer. "When people come across the bridge, they see our park and they think it looks like an inviting place to come."

      The community worked with Play & Park Structures to pick out the pieces they needed and make sure that everything was safe for the kids.

      You can still purchase a brick to pledge your sponsorship through the Kids at Play Committee.

      Bainbridge said the group still has a few smaller projects to work on, but after the main work has been completed, she and the other volunteers wanted to thank all the local support for their help along the way.