GREEN RIVER — The Edgewater Park playground in Green River has been upgraded and can now be enjoyed by the community.
The Green River Parks and Recreation Department received a $50,000 Sweetwater County School District #2 Rec Mil grant last year to help cover the costs of improvements at Edgewater Park.
LuckyDog Recreation put the playground equipment together which now accommodates children ages 2-12. Previously, the park accommodated children ages 5-12, so the playground now allows a wider range of kids to play.
The Edgewater Park playground was over 25 years old and replacement parts were no longer available for the equipment. Prior to these upgrades, it had been over 10 years since Parks and Rec replaced a playground in Green River, according to Brad Raney, Parks and Rec Director.
The total cost for the playground equipment and installation was estimated to be $97,550. The grant had a 50/50 match meaning the city was responsible for $50,000 as well. The city’s contribution came from budgeted monies.