Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Swing update

The great swing debate continues!

Let me say this city council member has been fantastic! After he emailed us saying they were going to table the idea for now, he kept doing research, and we got another email the other day.
this email said that the Eastvale, which is within our city of Corona, does indeed have a park with one of these swings! The greatest news is this is exactly where we are moving, and is where we plan to buy our house next year! Its a very new neighborhood, with lots of parks, and brand new schools. Its very suburban, and we love it. We have yet to go to this park and see if in fact there is a swing there, we've just been too crazy with Jax hospital visit and family activities.
The member also said that he has placed a call to West Jordan, the city in Utah with the swing, to see how they got it and how they work the seat belt issue. I would still like to see another swing in the part of town we are in now. I know there are other children here that will benefit from it. I'm glad that a government official is actually taking the time to help us. Its not like this swing is more expensive than the other fancy equipment in the parks. Like Ray said, if even one child can benefit, there is a need!


8 comments:

Kristin said...

Very cool!

Anonymous said...

yeah! that sounds like progress to me! way to go!

Eden said...

That is great! For what it's worth here in Atlanta there are many parks with these swings and all have the belts and none of them ever seem to be vandalized. There is also one park (East Cobb Park in the city of Marietta) that has a slightly different model that has a U shaped bar hinged to the top of the swing that comes down over the head of the occupant across the chest and torso and locks to a bump that comes up between the legs. It seems like that would secure the person without having a fabric belt that might be subject to wear and damage. Good luck

Jamie Lea said...

Can't believe you are moving to Eastvale! I know people who live their and used to go to the park their before moving to Arizona :)

Jen Paris said...

Oh I love this post! Good news! Sometimes it's the "little" things that make a difference. Way to go Lacey! You are AMAZING!

Not a Perfect Mom said...

that is so cool!

Jenny said...

That's great!

wild things said...

I LOVE this last picture of Jax