Claytown Park may get new playground
SNOHOMISH - Claytown Park could get a new playground and picnic tables soon.
Public works manager Mike Johnson said the parks department has received a bid to replace all of the current playground equipment with a newer, updated style made of steel and plastic.
The project is expected to cost $50,000, with $42,000 of that for the cost of the new playground equipment. The remainder of the $50,000 will be spent on staff time and cost of installation.
The renovation is a proposed capital project in the city’s draft of its capital budget, which will be discussed at the City Council meeting Oct. 16.
Johnson said Claytown’s equipment is in need of replacement.
“It’s been held together for some time, but it’s definitely at the point where we need to get it replaced,” Johnson said.
The new equipment, which will include slides, swings and a climbing wall, will have a life expectancy of over 20 years.
The park, located at 329 Ave. I, is made specifically for children ages 2 to 5.
The 50-by-50-foot playground area is currently two to three feet below its concrete perimeter. One part of the project will be to raise the play area to be even with the perimeter.
Johnson said about a dozen community members, including parks board member Lya Badgley, participated in a Sept. 29 Claytown Park Clean up Day.
The volunteers cut back vegetation and pulled weeds to raise awareness about the park’s renovation. The Snohomish Parks Foundation is soliciting donations from the community to help offset the cost of updating the park.
No funds have yet been raised.
If you’re interested in learning about the project or to make a donation, visit Snohomish Parks Foundation at www.snohomishparksfoundation.com.
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