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New Playground Equipment Coming to Cobb Park

The 15-year-old wooden Kidscape Village will be replaced by a newer metal and plastic play structure.

The bad news is Smyrna kids won’t be able to play in Cobb Park’s Kidscape Village this weekend, but the good news is brand-new equipment will be installed next week.

As Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Tonya Jackson said, the current wooden play structure that was installed in 1997 “has finally lived its life.” She said at that the new equipment will be made of metal and plastic and is designed for children ages five to 12, though there will be some features designed for children ages two to five.

City staff will demolish the existing play structure Thursday, Aug. 23. However, the spider web play area and the swing set will not be removed. The new equipment will be installed some time next week.

The $139,342.50 project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant and includes mulch for the play area, installation of the new play structure and the equipment itself. Cobb Park is located between Bank and Powder Springs streets across from .

Sydney Busby August 22, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Here's what a Smyrna-Vinings Patch Facebook fan had to say about the new playground equipment: "About time...some of the stuff was inoperable and wood splintering. Be ready in time for Fall!"

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