Bidding begins as Medina snail jungle gyms go up for auction

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 November 2022 at 4:10 pm

Photo from Government Deals – The two snail jungle gyms that used to be at Medina parks are up for big on the Government Deals website. The auction ends Nov. 14 at 7:15 p.m.

MEDINA – There was some outcry when the Orleans Hub reported Oct. 25 that the two snail jungle gyms in Medina parks would be sold.

Many in the community said they didn’t want to see the playground pieces go. They have been in the parks for at least 50 years.

Mayor Mike Sidari said the village’s insurance carrier said any claims from people who were injured on the snails would not be covered by insurance. The snails were removed in the summer. The one at Pine Street Park is in better shape and still has its eyes. The other one at Butts Park was in rougher condition and missing its eyes.

The snails are listed for sale through an online auction by Government Deals. Bidding starts at $10 and continues until Nov. 14 at 7:15 p.m. for the Pine Street Park snail and 7:30 p.m. for the Butts Park snail.

The village also is selling a self-propelled paver, a brush chipper, a straight blade snow plow, and a merry-go-round. Click here to see the items up for bid.