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Eau Claire kids will have a new playground in Carson Park


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Carson Park will soon have a unique new playground.

Carson Park is one of the first in Wisconsin to have a playform seven, an interactive piece. The grounds have 80 play structures and can support over 300 children. As we reported, the playground is estimated to open by the end of May.

A grand opening of sorts is planned.

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire's largest community park will now have another reason for you visit with your kids.

Tuesday, the Eau Claire City Council approved the construction of a new playground in Carson Park. The current playground is roughly 20 years old, and is in bad condition according to Jeff Pippenger Eau Claire Community Director.

The new playground will have 80 different play structures with a capacity to support over 300 children. The cost of the project is about $480,000.

The city hopes to start construction this fall, and to have the project finished this year.

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A new place for monkeying around could be sliding through one Eau Claire park.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26's Eau Claire City Council meeting, members will vote on whether to purchase new playground equipment at Carson Park. The city said the equipment is close to 20 years old.

The new park is expected to have similar features; part of it will be tailored specifically to kids ages 2 through 5, with other sections designed with older ages in mind.

The city said all of it will be easily accessible to everyone with 17 handicap accessible ramps. 

If approved, work would begin on the $480,000 project in the fall of 2017.

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