Oxford Playscape project gets $20,000 donation


 OXFORD — The town has secured a $2o,ooo donation from Competitive Power Ventures to put towards construction of the Oxford Playscape, First Selectman George R. Temple announced Wednesday.

As a result of this and other donations, the project will go into construction sometime in June and be ready for use by children of all ages this summer., he said

 The Playscape is a multi-aged playground facility that will be located on approximately two acres of town land across from the Great Oak Middle School on Great Oak Road.

The Playscape will include one specific area for children ages 2-5 and another for children ages 5-12. The facility will include swings, a kid’s cabin, stump walk, bell ringer, chimes and other activities as well as picnic tables for family gatherings.

A majority of the facilities will be manufactured from recycled plastic materials and it will be constructed utilizing area contractors and local volunteers for various aspects.  

 CPV made the contribution as part of its longstanding practice of being involved in the community. Temple said. The company, develops clean energy facilities across North America and recently partnered in the Towantic Power Project in 2011.

“CPV works closely with our host communities in which we operate,” said Pete Podrugiel, CPV senior vice president. “The town’s impressive focus on investing in education and children for the future inspired us to become involved with this project.”

 “It’s a pleasure to have corporate citizens who are willing to step up in support of our town. This project is particularly important because it meets a real need in Oxford.” Temple said.

 “We will have a facility that will accommodate parents and children and provide a safe environment for our kids to play,” he added. “I applaud CPV and thank them for their generous financial support for Oxford’s youth.’’

Anne Amato