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All-abilities playground project delayed

The all-abilities playground project in Silverton’s Old Mill Park has been delayed because of concrete work that still needs to be scheduled.

Mayor Jason Freilinger noted that city officials and the Silverton Rotary Club, which are teaming up on the project, had hoped to complete the facility so it could be used during the Homer Davenport Community Festival and the Silverton Arts Festival.

“Our original plan was to be done by Aug. 1 for Homer Days, but we just could not hit that target date,” Freilinger told Our Town. “The project has been a little delayed waiting on pouring the concrete. After that cures, we can pour the special rubber-like surface.”

No information was available as to when the facility would be open to the public.

The $380,000 project is being paid for by city parks system development charges, community and Rotary fundraising and urban renewal funds.  

The playground features multiple wheelchair-accessible amenities, strength-building components and musical elements and aims to foster use by as broad a group of users as possible.

– James Day

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