More than kids’ play – Saluda on top of important issue for all

Published 12:36 am Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Out of thousands of communities around the country Saluda was recently selected as a Playful City USA.
The distinction is awarded each year by the national non-profit KABOOM!
Though playtime may seem low on the priority radar for town management, we think Saluda should be commended for recognizing the need to make sure residents and their children have adequate space to swing, turn cartwheels, take a hike or simply breathe in a bit of fresh air while chasing a ball with their dog.
What’s even better is the drive to address these needs creatively. The Saluda Community Land Trust is leading the charge to convert an old landfill to green space and trails, while another group of passionate community members hopes to one day fund the construction of a playground for children of all ability levels.
Play is necessary in all our lives – necessary to release stress, to connect neighbors, to enrich all our lives.
Kudos, Saluda.
— Editorial staff, Tryon Daily Bulletin

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