The Great Bend Recreation Commission Board approved furnishings for the future pocket designation playground at 2715 18th St.
The furnishings include a 12 by 16 pavilion which will provide shade for children and their parents that are enjoying the new playground. Another furnishing that was approved is a 12 by 12 single post shade topper that will cover the slide area. Fencing and a basic information sign were also approved.
The GBRC board approved the bid for Michael’s Creative Landscaping and design to the landscaping. In addition to these improvements the board approved three additional cameras on the outside of the building for added security, and upgraded one camera inside the building.
The new playground will be built at GBRC Activity Center. It is part of a project called My Backyard playground, and will be built by Athco, out of Lenexa Kansas.
The tentative time for installation is Oct 1. The playground is broken into two different areas. One area will be for children ages 2-5 years old and another part will be for children ages 5-12. It will also be accessible for people with disabilities.
The GBRC board also discussed personalized bricks that people can purchase and will be used in the construction of the playground. Funding from these bricks will help support the project.
For more information about the new playground or to purchase a brick, contact Diann M. Henderson at 620-793-3755 ext. 8.