WAKE FOREST, N.C. – Playground maintenance is not something that people often think of. It is something that often happens behind the scenes. Screws get tightened, hinges get oiled, and mulch gets laid down.
In the coming weeks, playground maintenance will be at the forefront of the goings on in Wake Forest. Several of the city’s playgrounds will be closed so that crews can perform required maintenance.
According to Ruben Wall, the city’s parks, recreation and cultural resources director, no new equipment will be installed in the parks. Instead, crews will concentrate on making changes to playground platforms, replacing rusted parts, and adjusting equipment steps.
Residents concerned about the city’s financial status need not worry. Says Wall, “We were right at the mark of the warranty expiring.” This means that any maintenance and improvements will be covered by warranty.
Playgrounds are expected to be closed for two hours, one at a time, with the exception of Ailey Young Park. Work at Ailey Young is expected to take approximately two days.
Tyler Run Park, Kiwanis Park, Holding Park, Dubois Park, and Plummer Park are the playgrounds slated to see improvements.
Citizens are advised that only the playgrounds will be closed. Access to greenways and other park features will be given as normal.
Parents take their children to playgrounds every day with the expectation that the equipment is safe. Like anything else, playground equipment requires routine maintenance in order for the swings, slides, and every piece children love to be safe and secure.
When crews fail to inspect equipment and repair any issues that are discovered, children are more likely to be injured. No parent should have to think twice about taking their child to the park. Unfortunately, injuries happen every day. Some are due to misuse of equipment and some due to equipment failure.
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