Playground reopens with new shade covers

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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 9:43 pm | Updated: 5:40 pm, Mon Dec 17, 2012.

SARASOTA - Canvas covers will now provide a little relief for little ones playing on a portion of the Payne Park playground.

The playground reopened Friday evening with three brand new covers over the section designed for 2-5 year olds.  It had been closed for two weeks while contractors installed columns and cables to support the covers.

Next up are covers over the play area for kids 5-12 and the music area.  That work will begin in January.

The circus-themed playground originally opened this June.

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