BAY CITY, MI – Families will want to use the warm early fall weather to check out Bay City’s newest state-of-the-art playground now that it’s officially open.
The City of Bay City officially announced on Thursday, Sept. 24 that the “Play City” destination playground in Veterans Memorial park is now ready for youngsters to explore and enjoy. The new playground is designed to be inclusive so that children of all abilities are able to use it to safely play.
According to the City of Bay City, the construction barricades have been removed except for in one area that needs some repair work being done.
“There is a repair that needs to be made and we are evaluating our options. This may include a temporary closure while the fix is completed, but we’ll let you know when we make a decision,” said a statement from the city.
But until then, the City of Bay City is enthusiastically encouraging kids to get outside in the nice weather to play.
Kids and families are reminded to stay off of the seeded grass area covered by straw around the playground.
Construction on the playground began in July of 2020.The Bay City Commission unanimously awarded a construction contract June 1 for the new destination playground in the northern end of Veterans Memorial Park. The approved contract went to Sinclair Recreation of Holland, Michigan for the amount of $446,940.
Coordination between area volunteers and community organizations were key to getting the playground built and ready to go. The Playground Committee partnered up with the Bay Area Community Foundation and the City of Bay City to make the playground a reality as a way to replace the former Imagination Station playground on the southern side of Veterans Bridge, which had to be torn down due to contamination concerns.
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