Monday, July 8, 2013

Taylorsville Community-Built Playground Saves Money

Taylorsville has found a less expensive way to build playgrounds by utilizing help from neighbors. Recently the Bennion Park had a new playground installed. The original playground was destroyed in a fire at the end of April.

Elected officials and staffers met with residents to get input on the new design and equipment in a May meeting that was attended by over 50 neighbors.

Over the past two weeks neighbors have participated in installing equipment and spreading wood chips.   We estimate a savings of over $5000 because of help from the neighbors involved in this community-build project.

The park is now open and being happily used by neighborhood children in the area. Thanks to all those who came to help install equipment and spread wood chips. We had help from Taylorsville residents who don't even live in the area, Les Schwab Tires who loaned their fork lift and driver, and many people in the neighborhood. 

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