Breckenridge Texan

City installs new benches in playground area at city park

City installs new benches in playground area at city park
August 20
08:31 2019

Parents now have a place to sit nearby and watch their children play in the playground area at City Park in Breckenridge. Four new benches were installed last week, one in each corner of the playground area by the park’s pavilion.

Stacy Harrison, Public Works Director for the City of Breckenridge, said they received several requests to put some benches closer to the playground.

“Someone had posted online, and several people picked up on that, that it would sure be nice to have some benches closer to the playground,” Harrison said. “Someone saw those posts and called the city and said they would be willing to put some money toward getting those benches.”

Harrison said the benches cost $700 each. Enough money was donated to pay for the costs of two of the benches, and the costs for the other two were paid for by the city.

One donation was made by Cathleen Brazile in memory of some of her family members, and the other bench was donated by the local McDonald’s restaurant, which is owned by Carol and David Whealy.

The benches are made from green plastic and match the benches that are installed along the walking trail around the park. Harrison said the benches were assembled and installed by the city’s park employees with help from inmates at the Walker Sayle unit.

Harrison said if anyone else would like to donate money toward the costs of the other two benches and have their name on the plaque attached to the bench, they can contact him at the city. He said Carrol Kanady was instrumental in getting the project off the ground.

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

The style of the new benches installed in the playground area near the pavilion at the city park matches the benches along the walking trail at the park. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Courtney McClymond sits on one of the new benches in the playground area at the city park as she talks to Devin Casto. McClymond was at the park on Monday with her son Sam McClymond and his cousin Colemyn McClymond. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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