KP Lions member Neal Van der Voorn, George and Cindy Robison, and Sam Woods relax after completing the pouring of concrete into the steel reinforced concrete picnic table and bench forms at Taylor Bay Park in mid July. After a week of setting up and curing, the plywood forms were removed. Photo by Hugh McMillan KP News

On Monday, July 15, in its continuing support of the Key Pen Parks, Key Peninsula Lions Club members created another of the club’s unique concrete picnic tables and benches on site at the Taylor Bay Park. KP Lions participating in the exercise included Sam Woods, Neal Van der Voorn, and George and Cindy Robison.

KP Lions teams had already established several of the table and bench sets at the new 360 Trails park in the Wauna area and augmented these with concrete “toad stools” to provide spots for hikers and others enjoying the parks to enjoy a spot for relaxation while wandering the park’s trails.

“Trying to burn these in bon fires, or carving graffiti into them, or stealing them will pose a difficult problem for the bad guys,” said the project’s creator and supervisor, George Robison.

The Lions intend to continue its support of KP Parks well into the future. In the new 360 Trails, the Lions already have blazed a trail to accommodate the club’s annual “first Saturday after the 4th of July” Volksmarch –– a 10K (6.2-mile) walk. This year, 100 walkers from Vancouver to Bellingham and Spokane enjoyed the newly cut trail.

For information about the projects and volunteering opportunities, call 884-3319.