MIDDLEPORT — With a vision of improving the health and wellness of children, several donations of playground equipment have been added to the Diles Park playground.
Extensive ground work has been completed at the park and the playground equipment, both the old and the new, is now in an area on the upper side of the renovated depot.
The new pieces of equipment were purchased with Project Launch funding secured through IPAC, Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children, of Ohio University, in conjunction with the Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency’s “Help Me Grow” program.
Also contributing to the program geared to promoting better health for children, was the Meigs County Health Department. Funding was provided by the agency through its healthy communities program Joseph Verdier, coordinator, for a needed bike rack for the park as a way of encouraging physical activity, and several no smoking signs.”
Middleport Mayor Mike Gerlach said the sewer line project created the need for relocating the play area. Plans are now being discussed for installing new fencing around the park.