New Playground Equipment Undergoes Repair

Repairs on a newly installed playground in Evansville being made just one day after we discovered the damage.

Some of our viewers brought to our attention that the playground at Wesselman Park was not up to par. Parts of the equipment were on the ground. The rubber safety surface was failing to keep a support column steady.

The ADA compliant playground opened up last month.

The parks department tells us the local company that installed the equipment came out Monday to make repairs.

“First and foremost, the most important thing in any of our parks is the safety of those who visit and the young children that use our equipment. When that issue arose, that was our first thought. That’s why we were able to work on it in a timely manner and get the installer back out here to work on it,” said Brian Holtz.

The repairs will come at no cost to taxpayers.

The more than 40,000 dollars playground was partly funded by a grant from the Ronald McDonald House and will re-open within two days.

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