Lincoln will add playground structure at Hustonville park

January 14, 2004|EMILY BURTON

STANFORD - This spring, Hustonville residents will see much more slipping, sliding and general tomfoolery on Main Street, though few citizens will be complaining.

Park-goers will be slipping down new slides as they enjoying additional playground equipment at the Lincoln County park in Hustonville, thanks to a state grant awarded to the Fiscal Court.

The $11,940 check from the state's Area Development Fund was presented to the court Tuesday by Jas Sekhon, executive director of Bluegrass Area Development District.

The Fiscal Court will cover the remaining cost of the $13,317 equipment.

"This will help the children have a good time playing there," Sekhon said during the presentation, before posing for a quick picture with the court.


The playground equipment was selected by the Hustonville Ruritan Club, a civic organization in charge of maintaining and managing the park.

The wood and plastic concoction will be ordered from Universal Kidzone, a company near Somerset.

Its arrival will bring the park a new clatter bridge, rock climber, wave slide, pipe ladder and tunnel, to name a few.

"This will make a really good addition to the park over there," said club president Stanley Burris.

In a letter to the Fiscal Court supporting the playground, Burris wrote, "In short, the park is used by a wide spectrum of individuals and groups within and outside of our community. Our old playground equipment, wooden in construction, is on its last leg. The proposed new equipment will result in even greater utilization of our park and will really be enjoyed by the children who visit the park."

Burris expects the new equipment to be erected near the picnic shelter, where parents can relax while watching their children play.

The equipment is estimated to take six to eight weeks to be shipped and will be erected on arrival as the weather permits.

"We feel like this equipment will make a tremendous addition to our park and will be enjoyed by many individuals for years to come," wrote Burris.

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