Herb Bohrer, at the ribbon cutting for the Springfield Park playground equipment, stated that it took two years of the community’s efforts to build the park. The project started more than 30 years ago with the clearing of sagebrush to first create the park.
Kevin Adamson and LeRoy Ekiss, with the help of many community members, worked to make a place for families to have picnics and children to play while their parents went fishing. As the years have passed, a shelter has been built, Laddy Bromley built a swing set and on June 1, 2013 new playground equipment which includes more swings, a jungle gym with slides and rocking animals were officially added.
Many family reunions, church activities, Eagle Scout projects and just everyday fun have been held at the park. Herb and Linda Bohrer, Sam Chandler and Sarah Peck spearheaded the project with help from some several community members and donations from surrounding communities.
Bingham County Commissioner Ladd Carter recognized the leadership of Herb and Linda Bohrer on the project. Idaho State Rep. Julie Van Orden was also in attendance.
Bohrer completed his remarks by saying “This is a community project supported by Bingham County.” He recognized Craig Rowland and Richard Monson from Bingham County for their help in getting funding and supplies for the project.
Fundraising efforts for the project included a 5K run, a community yard sale and fish fry. Proceeds from the Aberdeen Community Harvest Dinner also helped to fund the project. Bohrer addressed Marva Jean Mueller and Lisa Pankau. He told them that their project had a little money leftover which they would share with the American Legion Auxiliary project to buy playground equipment for Posse Park