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Upgrades coming to playgrounds

Aging playground equipment is due to be replaced at Santa Anita Playlot, Maple Street Playground, Brace Canyon and McCambridge parks as part of a roughly $671,000 overhaul.

The city’s Park, Recreation and Community Services Department has been planning on replacing play equipment throughout the city in order to maintain compliance with industry regulations, according to a city report. The replacement schedule is based on the age and condition of the equipment, with designs drafted to improve the play experience.

The equipment at Santa Anita, Maple Street, Brace Canyon and McCambridge parks were installed between 1993 and 1997.

While the equipment met safety standards at the time of installation, new equipment would meet requirements for the Americans with Disability Act, as well as new Consumer Product Safety Commission Guidelines, according to the city.