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BUENA PARK : 2 Parks to Get $50,000 Worth of Playground Equipment

Toddlers and older children living near Lindbergh and Boisseranc parks will have some improved stamping grounds next spring.

Nearly $50,000 worth of playground equipment is slated to go up in January as the final part of a five-year program to renovate the city’s 12 parks.

Gone will be the old chain-link swing sets that most adults remember from their youths, said Gary Olivas, superintendent of recreation and community services. The new equipment will be colorful, safer and even adjustable for children with disabilities.

The two parks were beneficiaries of efficient spending in renovations at William Peak Park this year, Olivas said. Contractors who built new softball fields, basketball courts, playground equipment and restrooms at William Peak finished the project with about $30,000 in state grants and city money still in the bank.

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City Council members last week approved allocating $20,000 to augment that.

City officials have sent out a request for bids from contractors and expect to break ground in January and complete the project by March, Olivas said.


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