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Renovated Van Nest playground offers safety for kids, parents

After almost a year of renovations, the Van Nest playground is finally open to the public. Officials say that the park needed a major makeover. "The way this park looked, and how it was treated,

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2015, 3:11 AM

Updated 3,333 days ago

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After almost a year of renovations, the Van Nest playground is finally open to the public.
Officials say that the park needed a major makeover.
"The way this park looked, and how it was treated, it needed a makeover,"said city Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.
The completed playground offers parents a place where their children can play safely.
"In the last year that we didn't have the park, there was a lot more crime in the area...it caused problems," said Lily Barker, whose son plays at the playground.


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