Buffalo Bill Kiwanis renamed local playground

Published: May. 2, 2021 at 9:09 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The playground at Iron Horse Park is officially the Buffalo Bill Kiwani’s playground. Some many organizations and businesses helped make this possible. On May 2, Mayor Brandon Kelliher along with members of the chamber and others in the community gathered for the ribbon-cutting for the playground.

The playground means more to Buffalo Bill Kiwani President Bob Lindemeier as one of the benches is dedicated to his parents.

“I know my parents loved to come to the playground with their grandkids and sit and watch them, so I thought dedicating a bench at the playground I thought was a nice way as a tribute to them,” said Lindemeier.

A unique feature of the playground is its inclusiveness. There is a swing for disabled children.

“We love to do things for children in our community, so this is our gift to the community so kids can come here and play and have fun,” said Lindemeier.

“Every time we drive out here, we typically see people on the playground and that is a good feeling. That is being used and appreciated by the community and by the people,” said Future Buffalo Bill Kiwani President Dennis Dubry.

This new playground is the third the organization had added in North Platte. The group is responsible for the playground at Cody Park and another one near the Connection Homeless Shelter.

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