Jim Roberts Honored by Landscape Structures for Building Playgrounds

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Roberts recognized with Steve and Barb King Legacy of Play Award.

Steve & Barb King Legacy of Play Award

Steve & Barb King Legacy of Play Award

Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, honored Jim Roberts of Napa, Calif., with the Steve and Barb King Legacy of Play Award during the company’s annual meeting in Minnesota. Roberts was recognized for building nearly 60 playgrounds with the Kiwanis Club of Napa, and bringing play to children in Napa County.

Roberts is a past president and past lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis Club of Napa, and has been a member of Kiwanis since 1956. The Kiwanis Club of Napa installed their first playground in 2000. Since then, Roberts and his fellow Kiwanians have kept themselves busy by installing at least four playgrounds each year. While playgrounds are a main concentration for the Club, they perform a variety of other service projects including taking children with special needs on field trips throughout the year, the Marathon Readers program, Salvation Army Bell Ringing and much more.

“Many organizations and individuals share the same mission as Landscape Structures, which is to enhance children’s lives,” said Steve King, cofounder and chairman of Landscape Structures. “Jim is passionate about helping children. And it shows in the many projects he’s completed with the Kiwanis Club. As I got to know Jim, it became apparent what an outstanding individual he is. Jim is doing things in Napa that you can only imagine.”

“I was deeply touched by both this unexpected honor and the warm welcome from all of the folks at Landscape Structures,” said Roberts. “I was so impressed with Founder and Chairman Steve King who has obviously passed down his love of children and his drive towards excellence to all of the 300 employees. I will never forget my trip to Landscape Structures’ headquarters in Delano.”

Landscape Structures is a vision partner of Kiwanis International. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for college students, Key Club for teens, Builders Club for adolescents, K-Kids for elementary students and Aktion Club for adults with disabilities, partner with Landscape Structures to bring play and playgrounds to communities across the globe, especially on its signature day of service: Kiwanis One Day.

Since 1971, Landscape Structures Inc. has been the leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer in the world. The employee-owned company is committed to making the world a better place with active children thriving in leading communities year after year, generation after generation. Landscape Structures encourages outdoor play that develops healthy kids and a sustainable world by creating innovative products that are environmentally responsible. The company’s mission from day one has been to enhance children’s lives by fostering and creating inspiring play experiences while honoring the environment.

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