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25 Park Playgrounds to Get New Equipment

January 23, 1998|JULIO V. CANO

Children will soon find new playground equipment at 25 city parks, thanks to a $750,000 improvement program.

The slides, swings and other equipment should be in place by September, Deputy Community Services Director Jim Engle said. The equipment is geared for 5- to 12-year-olds.

Last fall, the City Council adopted a policy to bring play equipment in compliance with the American Disabilities Act and safety guidelines.

Residents surrounding all but one of the targeted parks supported replacing equipment. Neighbors of Tarbox Park, which lacks any equipment, were divided: Some want the park to remain in open space while others said they would welcome a playground.

A public hearing will be held in March about Tarbox Park, Engle said.

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