Lubbock City Council approves park improvements - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/13/10

Lubbock City Council approves park improvements

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock City Council approved major improvements to three area parks in Thursday's meeting. Those parks are Berry Park in east Lubbock, Guadalupe Park in north Lubbock, and Maxey Park in central Lubbock.

At Maxey Park, the play equipment is rusty and outdated.  Another upgrade will be rubber surfacing, which is safer than sand that is currently underneath the equipment.

Mayor Tom Martin says safety is one of the reasons the upgrades are needed. "There is a limit as to how long playground equipment will last, and new equipment is much safer." 

Typical playground equipment only lasts 10 to 15 years. The majority of Lubbock's 57 playgrounds are 20 years old.

Council considered two separate contracts Thursday for a total cost of about $530,000. Mayor Martin explains that the goal is to renovate a few parks each year, instead of all at once. "It may not get done as fast as some people would like, but at least it's on an orderly schedule, and it will stay within the budget."  

The contracts should take about four months to complete the upgrades.  

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