The Washington City Park playground re-opened Monday, June 11, after resurfacing work was completed last week.
The playground closed in mid-December. After being denied a grant for the park, the parks department began moving forward on its own, said Darren Dunkle, parks director.
“The lifetime of a pour-in-place rubber surface is about 10 years,” Dunkle said. “The playground surface was 11 years old. It was cracking and crumbling. It really needed to be replaced.”
S. Bollinger & Associates, a St. Louis-based company, completed the work.
The project cost was about $35,000, Dunkle said.