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McKENZIE — Children will soon have more to do at McKenzie’s parks and recreation areas thanks to new equipment that was recently installed and will soon be open for public use.The new …
McKENZIE — Children will soon have more to do at McKenzie’s parks and recreation areas thanks to new equipment that was recently installed and will soon be open for public use.
The new additions include playground equipment at both McKenzie Recreation Park and Mulberry Park as well as the all-new Harmony Park, located beside the splash pad downtown. Harmony Park features five oversized musical instruments.
According to Mayor Jill Holland, the equipment is awaiting safety tests conducted by the state. She hopes all three will be open to the public in early October.
The $120,000 project was funded in part by a 50/50 Local Parks and Recreation grant from the state. The Rotary Club paid for special mulch used at the new equipment at the two parks.
Mayor Holland told The Banner, “We are grateful to the Tennessee Local Parks and Recreation Department for providing these grants to us across Tennessee. We are excited about our new recreation equipment in our Mulberry Park and City Park playgrounds. They are both ADA accessible and have some of the newest, most creative children’s play equipment. City Park even has a swing for adults which is ADA accessible. We are especially excited about Harmony Park in the Splash Pad area. Music is universal, and this new outdoor musical equipment not only has no wrong notes, but it’s fun and educational for all people including an aging population, people with disabilities and an increasingly diverse culture.”