City crews have reopened the Kinsmen playground after a much needed overhaul.
 
The playground by the Jubilee Recreation Centre off 96 Avenue was roughly 20-years-old.
 
"Codes change as playgrounds get older," explained Grant Schaffer, director of project management for the City of Fort Saskatchewan. "Some of the features couldn't be brought up to current code without significant upgrades to the structure so it just makes sense to bring something new in with new play features."
 
The playground came with a price tag of about $130,000.
 
"I like the playground, it's not exactly like the other ones we've done, the design of it is a little bit different, it's not just the square structure, there's definitely some angles in it, I'm hopeful the kids in the neighbourhood are going to like it."
 
Playgrounds are replaced every 20 to 25 years. The current replacement cycle is almost done with just one or two more playgrounds still to be revitalized.
 
01092017kinsmenplaysetThe new playground looks like a ton of fun for kids!

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