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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2011 Archives > April 2011 > Mayor Announces Playground Upgrades

Mayor Announces Playground Upgrades

Contact:
Mike DeGeorge
(716) 341-9522

$1.6 Million Citywide Playground Equipment Upgrade Program Underway

BUFFALO–Mayor Byron W. Brown today announced the citywide playground equipment upgrade program at Woodlawn (Perkins) Park, one of 35 playground areas receiving improvements.

“This project represents the largest investment for playground equipment in 20 years,” said Mayor Brown. “The $1.6 million structural upgrades will make our playgrounds safer and more enjoyable for families.”

Mayor Brown announced the $1.6 million citywide park playground equipment upgrade program in February, during his 2011 State of the City Address. In March, Department of Public Works crews began to install upgraded equipment. The entire project is scheduled to be finished in June.

Improvements for each playground are determined based on the existing conditions of the area. Upgrades include: 2-5 year old play features, 5-12 year old play features, swing sets, benches and wood fiber safety surfaces.