Fresh slate for Roosevelt Park playground

RAPID CITY, S.D. – An old park playground is getting a fresh lick of paint in the near future.

Rapid City Department of Parks and Recreation crews will be renovating the Roosevelt Park playground over the next few months.

City employees spent Monday tearing out old playground equipment and surfacing.

The playground will be rebuilt with a new foundation and feature minimalist installations.

Vandalism forced the removal of defaced equipment, gradually shrinking the playpark since its construction in 1997.

Aaron Weeks, Park Maintenance Supervisor for Parks and Rec, hopes that the makeover will improve the surrounding community.

“My hope is that with the renovation to the park, that people will kind of take more [responsibility] of it and keep it clean and take better care of it.”

Construction is expected to finish by February, but harsh weather conditions could delay the project’s end to May.

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