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Resident Wants To Bring Traveling Rings To Woodstock

Resident Ty Hardison has launched an online campaign to raise $10,000 to build a Traveling Rings set at Dupree Park in Woodstock.

Credit: Bring The Rings To Woodstock campaign page.
Credit: Bring The Rings To Woodstock campaign page.
An online campaign has been launched to bring a Traveling Ring set to Dupree Park in Woodstock.

Resident Ty Hardison started a Bring The Rings To Woodstock campaign to bring the exercise equipment to the city.

The campaign, which has the backing of Woodstock's Parks and Recreation Department, is seeking to raise at least $10,000, which would cover the cost of LA Steelcraft building a 10-ring replica of the Santa Monica Traveling Rings, along with the cost to ship the equipment to Woodstock. 

An ultimate goal of $15,000 would provide additional lighting, landscaping and signage at the site. 

The rings would be part of a three-mile fitness trail the Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department is building at the park, which sits at 513 Neese Road. 

There are only five traveling rings sets throughout the world: Santa Monica, Calif.; Riverside Park in New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; Park City, Utah; and Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Woodstock Parks and Recreation Director Preston Pooser, who said the rings would be a "good fit" for the plans for Dupree Park, added the rings would be located on the north side of the park where the former softball fields were located.

Pooser added the rings will add an unique fitness opportunity for residents visiting the park.

"Ty has done a great job promoting the fundraising efforts so far," he added. "Ty came to us with not only a great idea for an addition to our parks, but he started his own campaign to help raise money for the project. "I encourage anyone who wants an addition to our park system to contact us and not be afraid to ask."

Residents interested in the project can visit the fundraising page for more information or donate.

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