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Merry-go-round, snail won’t be scrapped at Medina park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 September 2019 at 8:45 am

Slide and swings, however, will be out to make way for new equipment at Pine Street Park

MEDINA – The snail and merry-go-round at Pine Street Park were given new life by the Village Board.

The two pieces of playground equipment are popular at the park, and some community members have told village officials they don’t won’t to see the snail and merry-go-round to go as part of an upgrade at the park.

Donations are paying for a new splash pad, playground equipment and pathway that would include flowers and butterfly gardens. Construction has started on the $150,000 project.

That work has sparked some concern about the merry-go-round and the big snail. The Village Board discussed keeping those pieces of equipment. They will check with the Pine Street Park Committee to make sure the merry-go-round and snail fit with the plan for the park.

If not, the equipment will be moved to State Street Park.

Some of the existing equipment will be gone, however. The board voted to declare a slide and swing set as surplus equipment and they will be sold to the highest bidder.

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