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Progress On Funway Park But Opening Of Playground Still A Ways Off

Aug 04, 2014 01:12PM ● By Bill Gilman

Selectman Scott Wilson, TPD Safety Officer Jennie Welch, and volunteer Dawn Sandberg. Photo by Paige Impink.

Close but not quite ready.
Work continues this week on the $216,000 Funway Park Playground renovation project. Originally, it had been hoped the playground would be ready for an Aug. 2 opening but Mother Nature failed to cooperate.
Instead, it appears the playground will be read for the pitter-patter of tiny fee in another few weeks.
"We're looking at later in August (for the playground to be useable)," said Paige Impink, a member of the Funway Park Renovation Committee. "The DPW is working very hard and taking much care with the entire project. They know this is something that they can be proud of and the community will enjoy for a long time to come."
This past weekend, dozens of residents got their hands dirty and participated in the "Community Build" portion of the project. Residents helped out putting pieces of the new playground equipment together and in place.
According to the Impink, the next work to be done will include the pouring of the surface areas, laying the mulch, installing the new fencing and pouring the new walkway.
Of the total cost of the project, $200,000 is coming from Community Preservation funds. The remainder is coming from the DPW budget.

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