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Jacobson Park’s new playground nears completion

David McIntosh worked on a sidewalk near a preserved section of wooden playground at Jacobson Park in Lexington, Ky, on June 23, 2016. The nearly complete playground replaces a wooden playground built in 1993.
David McIntosh worked on a sidewalk near a preserved section of wooden playground at Jacobson Park in Lexington, Ky, on June 23, 2016. The nearly complete playground replaces a wooden playground built in 1993. palcala@herald-leader.com

Workers installed equipment this week in the new $490,000 playground in Jacobson Park.

Plans to replace the playground caused concern among residents who wanted to preserve the wooden equipment installed in 1993. As a result, the center towers from the previous playground have been saved and incorporated. Wood was also salvaged and used in signs, boardwalks an seating, according to the plans unveiled in February.

The new playground was designed by David Williams & Associates and Lexington-based Element Design, following a process in which the city sought input from various stakeholders, including hundreds of children in the after-school programs offered by Parks and Recreation.

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