Twin Lakes moving forward on Legion Park renovations

A rendering of the equipment proposed for Legion Park. /Image supplied by Twin Lakes village government.

The Twin Lakes Village Board recently set some budgets for moving forward with renovations to Legion Park.

At a board meeting last week, the board set a spending limit of $60,000 for new playground equipment and $42,000 for resurfacing the park’s tennis courts.

The renovations are part of a effort by the village Park Commission to bring needed improvements to each village park in the village as funds allow, said village administrator Jennifer Frederick.

“We want to be sure our parks are still relevant,” Frederick said. “This is our first major improvement in a park in a long time.”

The village had a single proposal from a company for the resurfacing of the courts. They would be covered with a special sport surface and be marked for both tennis and the increasingly popular racquet sport of pickle ball.

The board directed Frederick to seek another bid on the court resurfacing before moving forward.

The village also has a proposal for the park equipment. Included would be four swings and a climber. A rubber mat would be under the equipment, eliminating the need for wood or rubber chips. The equipment could be added to in the future, perhaps with components accessible to children with disabilities.

The plan is to install the new equipment farther back in the park, where a skateboard park is now located on a former tennis court, Frederick explained. The permanent skateboard park structures will be removed.

The old playground equipment would not be reused by the village.

The $60,000 spending limit for the new play equipment includes installation. A community build, installation by village public works employees or some combination was rejected, based on experience with a previous village park.

“I think it’s better to have somebody who does this install it,” said village President Howard Skinner.

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