City of Jamestown to purchase new playground equipment

The City of Jamestown is purchasing some much-needed and long-awaited new playground equipment for the Jamestown City Park.

The city council voted unanimously Thursday night to purchase the new equipment, which will be partially funded by grant money through the company the city is purchasing the playground equipment from.

The city will pay approimately $48,000 plus installation for the new equipment with a matching grant from the company.

One of the most notable aspects of the new equipment, Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer said, is that it will include pieces that are handicap-accessible.

“We’re adding a few more pieces so all kids can use it,” Shearer said. “All kids. Not just a select few. We’re going to add a swing that is more accessible and some other equipment that’s handicap-accessible. I’m excited that we’re able to do this.”

Shearer said that if everything proceeds as planned, the new equipment should be installed and everything ready by early-mid June.

The playground will be expanded slightly from its current size, Shearer said.

 

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