Dedication


"Today, Tuesday, September 30, 2014, we dedicate the Discovery Playground to the young people of this and future generations.  May they care for their new playground.  May it be a safe place for them to play.  May they stretch their muscles and their imaginations as they grow and laugh and make memories that will last a lifetime."
Stephen Kron - President
Discovery Playground Committee

View additional event photos of the Olde Sawmill Elementary and the community dedications

Olde Sawmill Elementary School Ceremony





The steering committee t-shirt designed by Olde Sawmill Elementary Art Teacher Amy Cowan



Principal Tyler Wolfe welcomes Stephen Kron from The Discovery Playground Committee



Those who participated in the construction of the original Discovery Playground are recognized.



Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Director Alan McKnight thanks students for being part of the playground project.



Columbus Police Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan talks about safety and community.



Kroger Marketplace Manager Craig Neal discusses Kroger's ongoing commitment to the community.



Janet DiSilvestro, Olde Sawmill LEAP Teacher talks about the special commitment of the students and the legacy they leave for the next generation of children.



Olde Sawmill students assemble to celebrate the new playground and hear about it's past.


Yes, it is pajama day at Olde Sawmill Elementary!



Evening Ceremony






Olde Sawmill LEAP Students pose with the event speakers.



Stephen Kron speaks of the Discovery Playground history and how the community and city came together to rebuild it.



Civic and business leaders in attendance.



The Discovery Playground Steering Committee.



Dublin Schools Superintendent Todd Hoadley discusses the importance of community and education.



Beth Wilkin from Kroger discussing the long history of both the original and new Discovery Playgrounds, the Olde Sawmill Community and Kroger.


Adam Koenigsberg from the T. Marzetti Company discusses the company's commitment to the community.


Jeff Anderson from the City of Columbus was the key contact for the playground. Here he talks about working with the community to replace the playground.



Ryan Bunner, president of the Olde Sawmill Civic Association.



City Council member Hearcel Craig discusses the success of people working together.