Rotary raises $25,000 to help fix Clayton play structures

Rotary members who helped gather donations for Clayton Community Park, from left, Larry Hutchings, Bob Huck, Bob Sundberg, Vicki Sexton, Mary Kemnitz, Rich Leuck (seated) and Mayor Jeff Wan. (Photos courtesy Rich Leuck)

CLAYTON, CA (Aug. 16, 2023) — Because of wear and tear and general aging of the 15-year-old equipment, the City of Clayton will be replacing the 5-12 age group equipment and the rubberized surface in that section of Clayton Community Park.

Prop. 68 funds will provide about $170,000 of the estimated $235,000 cost. The city and community groups will fund the remainder. The Clayton Valley Concord/Sunrise Rotary Club has committed to purchase 10 of the 38 components, with a cost of $25,000.

Vicki Sexton was president when Rotary started raising funds. One money source is the partnership program that lets people donate vehicles and raise money for their favorite charity.

Clayton Community Park, located at 7411 Marsh Creek Road, is the largest city park and has a high rate of use by thousands of residents and local community members.

The 42-acre park consists of baseball and soccer fields, large and small covered picnic areas and two children’s areas. The other play area is for children 2-5. There are also restrooms, parking areas and open spaces and a trail that connects to the East Bay Regional Park trails system and the Mt. Diablo State Park trails.