Work begins on new playground at Gillespie Park

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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:52 pm

SARASOTA, Fla. - Crews began dismantling the old playground at Gillespie Park on Wednesday to make room for new playground equipment.

The older equipment is about twenty years old. The rubberized surface on the ground will be replaced with fiber mulch to bend in with the natural park setting.

When the demolition is complete, a new tot lot and playground for school age children will be constructed.

The project is expected to cost about $90,000 and should be finished and ready to play on within the next few weeks.

Gillespie Park is located within the Gillespie neighborhood off Osprey Avenue between

7th Street and 10th Street.

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