Saturday, June 8, was the first anniversary of the building of the Idyllwild playground. The San Jacinto Mountain Community Center board organized a happy birthday party on the Idyllwild Community Center site. Photos by Barbara Reese

A birthday cake for the playground.

Dawn Sonnier invites kids to come up front and sing “Happy Birthday” to the playground Saturday afternoon.

Marge Muir, of the ICC Building Campaign Committee, talks to a potential donor about giving toward building the rest of the center through in-kind, monetary and/or work/labor donations.

Some participants simply enjoy using the playground’s equipment and waiting for the birthday cake.

Kids use the rock-climbing wall at the playground.

Marcos Souza, who teaches the Brazilian martial arts Capoeira, demonstrates some moves with his son during the playground’s celebration on Saturday afternoon.