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EQT Playground, Newest Addition To Bruce Park

By Staff | Apr 17, 2019

Photos by Telina Frye BJ Dennis, Parks Maintenance Foreman; Drew White, Parks Maintenance; Laura Kane, Parks Assistant Director; Jess Puglisi-Sanders, Program Officer for the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley; Bruce Crawford, Park Commissioner; Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager; Bev Gibb, Parks Director; Kim Whiteman, City Recorder; Harold McClain, Parks Commissioner; Ryan Yost, City Council; Greg Morris; County Commission; Steve Pallisco, City Council; Josh Jefferson, Regional Economic Development Corp.

On Friday, April 12, at Bruce Park, the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department held a ribbon cutting at its new EQT Playground. At the occasion, NM Parks and Recreation paid tribute to the EQT Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley, Harry and Olive Barth Foundation for their generous donations and committment in making New Martinsville Parks a better place for today’s youth.

The EQT Foundation was established by EQT Corporation, one of the nation’s premier natural gas producers, and is committed to the social and economic vitality of our operating regions.

The EQT Foundation believes in meaningful engagement with the communities it calls home and takes great pride in the role as both a responsible and responsive corporate citizen.

The EQT Foundation has developed strong partnerships with a variety of nonprofit organizations to enrich the diversity and viability of our communities, sustain the principles of continuous learning, and focus on environmental efforts.

“EQT has a longstanding commitment to giving back to the communities where our employees live and work, so we are thrilled to help make this fun, safe space for children an even better place to play, climb, and explore,” said Ellen Rossi, EQT Foundation Manager. “By funding initiatives like the EQT Playground at Bruce Park, we believe it will be a place where New Martinsville children and families will create lasting memories. Through the EQT Foundation, we’re proud to be a part of community outreach that makes a difference, particularly for our children.”

EQT Playground at Bruce Park is located near the center of the Park adjacent to the former Bruce Pool. The Parks and Recreation received other funding for the project from the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley and the Harry and Olive Barth Trust.