Three Rivers Community Preschool Playground


Our Place Playschool Activities, November 2015


Hi Parents,

Here's April's playgroup schedule.  All events are on Fridays and start at 10:30, unless otherwise stated.

May is our last month of activities before summer break, and we've got a lot of outdoor fun scheduled. I hope you can join us! Please note the early start times for May 12 and 19.

**Story time is held every Wednesday at the library at 10:30 a.m. **  

Friday, May 5, 10:30 a.m. Mother's Day craft at the playground. Come make a cute, fun keepsake with Noelle!

Friday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. Come see some fire trucks and get a tour of the Hammond fire station.  It's right off highway 198, on Mineral King.

Friday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. Be a farmer at Flora Bella Farms, our own local organic farm! Flora Bella is located on North Fork Dr., just at the first left turn after the bridge. Be sure to wear sunscreen, closed toe shoes, bring hats and be prepared to get your hands dirty. You may want to pack an extra pair of clothes in case your kiddo gets in the pond.

Friday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. We'll spend our last playgroup day playing together at the playground.


Your Our Place planning group. 

*All activities are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Place activities are supported by the Three Rivers Community Services District and the Three Rivers Women’s Club. Thank you!

Kia Nesmith

December 30, 2008


These photos show a part of the “Alphabet Days” program taking place at the library and playground.


Each of the letters and numbers were created by local artists, families, and folks who just wanted to contribute.


What an amazing job they have done!


April 8, 2008


The Three Rivers Community Playground now has a new rock retaining wall that was funded by another grant from First 5 Commission of Tulare County. Also included in the grant will be a new landscaping plan, to be implemented in the fall.


Thanks to First 5 and Janet Hogan for the funding to make this project possible. Thanks also to CSD Playground Subcommittee members Elizabeth van Mantgem, Amy Dolcourt-McElroy, and Maria Howell for all their hard work in making this playground the success it has become today.



May 11, 2007




Thanks to everyone who worked on this great project!



October 30, 2006



These three photos show the work accomplished during the past week-end, thanks to a lot of volunteer help. Almost finished!


A sandbox and a little fencing is all that is needed.

October 10, 2006

Grading completed



September 21, 2006

Concrete forms have been removed fromt he retaining wall and border.


September 14, 2006 - Progress Continues

Retaining wall and cement border construction is well underway.



August 22, 2006 - Work Begins

Work begins on the playground. Grading moves forward.


July 27, 2006 - Site Photos

Grading is expected to commence the week of August 1st.



The property is located next to the Three Rivers branch of the Tulare County library (seen here in the background). Three Rivers Elementary School is next door.



Three Rivers Community Services District wishes to express our gratitude to the Tulare County First Five Commission for funding this project.


June 28, 2006 - Visalia Times Delta Article Announces CSD Tot Lot Project

Board approves new kids' playground in Three Rivers

By Tracey La Monica

Staff writer


The Tulare County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved leasing out a sliver of land in Three Rivers to be used for a children's playground.

The county agreed to lease the land at $1 a year to the Three Rivers Community Services District.

"We enthusiastically support it," said Tom Sparks, district board member.

The community district teamed up with local residents and applied for a grant of $54,000 from the county First Five Commission to purchase playground equipment and construct a playground for children up to age 5. The property is next to the Three Rivers branch of the Tulare County library. Three Rivers Elementary School is next door.

The residents then formed a subcommittee to administer a children's playground and program to promote physical and social growth of pre-kindergarten-age children with weekly activities for children and their guardians.

The program will be held seasonally from February through July, merging into the seven-week Tulare County Summer Reading Program in July.

Construction is scheduled to begin in August, and the playground is expected to open in late November.

The reporter can be reached at Visalia Times Delta - tlamonica@