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South Whidbey parks commissioners vote to buy playground

Pictured above is an artist
Pictured above is an artist's rendering of a new playground bought Wednesday by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, to be installed later this summer near the soccer field sports complex on Langley Road.
— image credit: Drawing courtesy of Architect Creations

The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District commissioners voted unanimously to purchase a new playground from ArchiteCreation on Wednesday.

The playground will be erected near the new pavilion to be built at the soccer sports complex on Langley Road.

Budgeted at $100,000, the project will cost $95,048. The price includes tax, freight and installation.

The structure will be made of recycled plastic and metal with plastic-coated perforated steel decks, and Northwest-sourced molded medium-density polyethylene and stainless steel slide chutes.

"This is extreme-duty municipal service grade playground equipment with an extended-duty service lifetime and locally available replacement parts," said company spokesman Geoff Robinson.

All the equipment and site furnishings are manufactured in Portland, Ore.

The purchase is part of a larger effort by the parks district to upgrade facilities. Work is currently underway on soccer and baseball field drainage and improvements to Trustland Trails.

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