Community, Springfield

Arrow Park amenities on point

SPRINGFIELD – A frigid 40-degree wind chill wasn’t going to stop anyone from visiting newly opened Arrow Park. With red cheeks and puffy coats, Yolanda Elementary students took a recess to shoot basketballs, swing on the swing set, spin on the merry-go-round and glide down the slide. Willamalane staff also braved the cold and huddled next to the heaters for the opening ceremony. 

Meridien Howe, Yolanda physical education teacher, said the park was a hit from the kids’ perspective.

“They love it. They keep saying, ‘So is this our new recess . . .