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Beautification Award for Sherwood Forest 
The City of Paso Robles and the REC Foundation were the recipients of the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Award in August 2007 for their work on the Sherwood Forest Park.  The centerpiece of the park is the undoubtedly the "fire-breathing" dragon, pictured above, who guards over the park. 

The City of Paso Robles and theREC Foundation invited the public to celebrate the Grand Opening Ceremony for the long awaited Sherwood Forest Playground Project on Friday, February 9, 2007.

This project represents Phase IA of the Sherwood Park Master Plan, which was completed in 2003 with community input during a series of design workshops. The playground environment embodies a medieval theme in the design complete with a mist breathing dragon, castle ruins with moat and two playground areas.

  The Sherwood Forest Playground Project was originally started by the REC Foundation (formerly known as REC Inc) in 2000, by identifying that the City needed to replace outdated play equipment in Sherwood Park.

 

This fundraising non-profit dedicated to enhancing parks and recreation in Paso Robles challenged the City to take on the project by donating the first $15,000 and asking for the City Council to match it. The Council took up the challenge and did so, later adding Park Development Funds in addition to Propositions 12 and 40 Per Capita grant funding. The City then awarded the construction contract to Newton Construction. Construction began on the project May 11, 2006.

 

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Paso Robles
CA
93446

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