Park Board Discusses Indian Hills Playground

BROKEN BOW—Although not enough Park Board members were present for a quorum, those in attendance at Monday evening’s meeting heard an update regarding the Indian Hills playground.

Park Board member Carlene Albin is spearheading the playground project which is aimed at serving the entire community, especially geared toward children with special needs. (Click here to view the June 25 story.)

Albin said the Grocery Kart fundraiser in the city square on June 20 was a “successful fundraiser” in which they raised more than $1,000 and even had to turn people away.

A recent picture of what the playground would look like was presented to those in attendance including Mayor John Berghorst, councilman Rod Sonnichsen, and Parks Superintendent Darren Marten. Albin said the fundraising goal is $350,000 with the playground costing approximately $306,000, according to recent quotes she has received.

Marten said the Indian Hills park area has been seeded and watered but Councilman Sonnichsen said the city would still be required to do other preparation of that area and on 17th Avenue before a playground could be installed.

Albin said dirt work and drainage are included in estimates from the playground company but those costs could change if the city contributes. Mayor Berghorst asked Albin to give an update to the city council at a meeting in the near future, as nothing official has yet been approved by the city council regarding the project.