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Effort to revamp city park in Peabody raises $110,500

Staff writers

An effort to revamp Peabody’s City Park has raised $110,500, placing it within $69,500 of its $180,000 fund-raising goal.

The deadline for the second phase of the project is April 30, less than two months away.

The new playground equipment will meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Volunteers will help install the new equipment when it is delivered.

The effort to renovate the park got started in 2017 when the city’s insurance company recommended the city remove a Mitchell merry-go-round built in 1929, gymnastic rings, three swings, a multi-axis swing, and two slides.

The insurance company considered the condition of the equipment a hazard.

Hannah Bourbon said the new equipment has been ordered and is expected by sometime in April.

Last modified March 4, 2021