2 Winfield parks to get new playground equipment

2013-07-26T20:45:00Z 2013-07-26T22:49:04Z 2 Winfield parks to get new playground equipmentLu Ann Franklin Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
July 26, 2013 8:45 pm  • 

WINFIELD | Children will soon play on new equipment at two subdivision parks.

The Winfield Town Council recently awarded contracts from Playworld Midstates for playground equipment and play surfaces at The Meadows Park and Stonegate Commons Park.

The Meadows is the larger park of the two facilities. The council chose to go with the company’s base bid of $47,108. Playworld will install playground equipment used by elementary school-aged children and put mulch under and around the equipment.

Some $30,000 of that cost will come from Community Development Block Grant funds and another $17,000 will be paid from the town’s Lake County Solid Waste fund, said Rick Anderson, Winfield clerk-treasurer.

The small tot park at Stonegate Commons will have playground equipment appropriate for younger children installed along with a poured-in-place surface.

The surface is preferable because of maintenance issues, Anderson told the council.

“You won’t have the little children throwing or trying to eat the mulch,” he said.

The $43,060 contract for the tot park will be paid through park donations funds, Anderson said.

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