City of Sanford, NC
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Kiwanis Family Park Playground Opening Today

The City of Sanford is proud to announce the new Kiwanis Family Park playground is expected to open to the public at 9:00 a.m. today.

The City of Sanford broke ground on the renovation in November 2018 and construction began in earnest in January 2019. The renovation included removing the existing bathroom facility and adding a splash pad, inclusive park, paved walking trail, two shelters, shade structures, and increased parking. See the renovation plans here.

The inclusive playground offers several play features that are accessible to people of all abilities. Hours of operation for the playground are sunrise to sunset. Along with the playground, the small bathroom facility and new picnic shelter adjacent to the park will also open.

Splash pad info: The Kiwanis Family Park splash pad and attached bathroom and shelter are expected to soft open on Saturday, August 31. Hours of operation for the splash pad will be 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on week days until October.

An official grand opening for the park will be held at the splash pad at a later date. Follow the City of Sanford on Facebook and enroll in notifications on for information as it is available.

For more information about Kiwanis Family Park, contact Don Reuter, Parks Administrator for the City of Sanford, at 919-777-1203 or

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