City of Midland: park playground renovations to be completed by end of summer

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MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar)- The City of Midland is currently renovating playgrounds in nine parks throughout Midland. 

According to a release, the City Council provided the funding for the Parks and Recreation Division to replace older playground equipment.  In addition, the Javaid Anwar Family made a “generous” donation which provided additional funding, allowing for upgrades in nine parks rather than the eight originally planned. 

Installation of the new equipment began in March at Reyes-Mashburn-Nelms. That playground is now complete and open to the public.

Three different companies will be doing the playground installations over the next several months. 

City construction crews have begun removing the existing equipment and installing concrete borders for the playgrounds. The suppliers will then move in and install the equipment, surfacing, and shade structures. 

The order of construction of the remaining parks is as follows: Elkins, Kiwanis, Essex, Henderson, Trinity, Beal, Lancaster and finishing with Santa Rita. 

Please be aware that safety fencing is up around the new playgrounds and playing on the new equipment is not allowed until the fencing is removed.

All construction should be complete in summer 2021.

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