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.

April 7: Come tour behind the scenes at Reimers and see how their sweet treats are made!  They are giving us a reduced price single scoop of ice cream at the end of the short tour ($4.25). 

Saturday, April 8 at 9:00am: Playground Work Day!  It's our bi-annual workday, where we add new mulch and sand to the playground, and WE NEED ALL AVAILABLE PARENTS' HELP!  Please bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows if you've got them (for the kiddos too!). The mulch will be delivered the evening before, so we can start right at 9am.  Lots of hands helping makes this light work.  It usually only takes a few hours, and the kids love playing on the giant mulch mountain! Please bring your own water bottle, and snacks will be provided.

April 14: Spring Break, no activity (but many of us will still be at the playground to play at 10:30!)

April 21: Dance Party at the playground! Come dance at play with us at the playground.  Alicia Schmitt has picked out some fun beats for the kids and parents to jam to!

April 28: Come to the Blue Moon Nursery to see what's new.  Kids will get to plant some seeds and take them home to watch them grow!


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@