Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Chippewa Falls' New Playground

Irvine Park upgrades with fancy new playground

Tom Giffey

It’s got a zoo, a cave, a splash pad, and the most amazing Christmas light display this side of the North Poll, but somehow Chippewa Falls’ Irvine Park just managed to get even more fun: Earlier this summer, a huge new set of playground equipment was installed just across from the park’s duck pond. The 21st-century jungle gym includes ladders, slides, a multi-level tower, and a crazy geodesic space-web thingy. (OK, it probably has another name, but that’s what it looks like.) The previous equipment was rusty and replacement parts were hard to come by, so Chippewa Falls’ TTM Technologies stepped in with a donation of $70,000 plus volunteer labor to make the new playground possible. We hear that it’s already a hit with the kiddos, so after you check out the monkeys in the zoo bring your own little monkeys over to the playground to (literally) hang out.

Irvine Park • open 7am to dark • 125 Bridgewater Ave., Chippewa Falls

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.