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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Howard Noble Park to get new playscape

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City Council unanimously approved by a 6-0 vote Tuesday night (September 20) a plan to more forward with a new $40,000 playscape at Howard Noble Park. The park is located on Champaign Street, between Huron and Mayfair, four blocks west of Pelham and right around the corner from Blair Moody Elementary School.

"We've been looking at park improvements on a constant basis," Mayor Rick Sollars said. "We have a lot of parks in this City, and many need upgrades. Playscapes are an expensive item, but these types of improvements are not only good for children, but they are good for the overall neighborhoods."
Sinclair Recreation received the bid for the work. The cost will be covered through a $26,000 Wayne County grant and an outlay from the Building and Grounds budget.
"I want to thank our County Commissioner Ray Basham, for his help on this project," Mayor Sollars said. "Wayne County annually allocates grant funding to its communities, and Ray has always done a great job of making sure that we get a good share. This type of improvement really fits with our overall vision."
The playscape area will be approximately 60 by 40 feet in size, and will include rock-, sail- and bubble-climbing walls; zip and rumble and roll slides; large wave climber link; and much more. It is ideal for ages 5 to 12. While Sinclair Recreation will install the equipment and handle the foundation work, including the mulch, Mayor Sollars said that additional landscaping will be done around the area by City grounds maintenance.
"There is a lot of area in that park, and we'll make it look good," he said.
The new playscape is just one of a long line of recreation improvements in Taylor, dating back to the new playscape and dedication (August 2015) of Zub Park, located in the Kinyon Elementary School area. This summer, Heritage Park has been a wave of activity, including a new splash pad, inline hockey rink along with a new $250,000 Coan Lake seawall, fountains, bridge and dock improvements and major resurfacing of the walk/jog paths and parking lots.

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