Playscape opens - Prescott Farm welcomes families to enjoy a natural playground (photos)

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Mayor Ed Engler, Executive Director Jude Hamel, Director of Marketing Kimberly Drouin, Peter Benson NH Charitable Foundation and Education Director Sarah Dunham Miliotis are joined by “ribbon cutter” Brandon Lurvey and friends for the official ribbon cutting of the Natural Playscape at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center on Saturday morning.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)

The turnout for our Natural Playscape grand opening Saturday was "amazing," according to Kimberly Drouin of the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center. She said hundreds came to play. While many attending were local, some traveled from over an hour away. There were raffles and photo opportunities, and a chance to name their bear and owl chainsaw critters. Families were given white birch and sugar maple seedlings to take home and plant, which went quickly. The Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool Open House and Herbal Pathfinder Series held that same day were well-attended, too. "Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better turnout or more beautiful day at Prescott Farm," said Drouin.

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Young meistro John Lyman plays a tune in the Music Area of Prescott Farm’s Natural Playscape during their grand opening on Saturday morning.  (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)