The North Okanagan Optimist Club launched a new support service in 2016 called "Playground Boxes". We obtained metal boxes like ones used in pick-up trucks, and had automatic hinges installed for safety and wrapped them with our colourful Unplug & PLaY logo. With the support of the City of Vernon, the boxes were placed at Girouard Park on 4115 20th Street, the 2000 43rd Street Tot Lot , Alexis Park at 3951 Alexis Park Dr. and Sawicki Park at 996 Middleton way. The (NOOC) Optimists filled them with balls, hoops, pylons, racquets, skipping ropes and much more. Parents can obtain the lock combination by calling PARKS & RECREATION 250-545-6035.