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Estherville Parks Board picks playground

By Staff | Jun 16, 2010

The Estherville Parks and Recreation Department Board determined its recommendation on which company should be used for new playground equipment at Lincoln Park.

At its regular meeting Monday, the board determined the plan presented by Play and Park Structures last month is the best fit.

“They met the goals that we set for the equipment to be handicapped accessible,” said board member Gary Phillips.

A key factor of Play and Park Structures design was that a wheelchair could traverse from one end of the equipment to the other.

Phillips noted the playground equipment at Thoreson isn’t good for very young kids. The proposed Lincoln Park equipment should serve them better also.

Two other companies presented proposals at the May meeting.

The parks board’s recommendation will be passed on to the Estherville Finance Committee and Excel! Estherville.

In other business, Parks and Recreation Director Dave Spurgin updated the board on the swimming pool.

Last year, water usage was high and a leak was suspected within the system.

After testing and older section of pipe that proved not to be the cause, the leak was found with the help of the Estherville Water Department.

The swimming pool was scheduled to open Monday, but didn’t. The pool will open this week.

The parks board approved a request from the Emmet County Fair Board to use bleachers and 10 tables during the fair.

Also, Spurgin said 325 youth have signed up for baseball and softball Little League.