2012-05-25 / Community

Lanett Playground Renovations Begin

By Miriam Rosenberg

Six years after its last renovation and almost a year after the announcement that funding was appropriated for upgrades, construction has begun on improvements at Lanett Playground at PS 197 on Beach 9 Street.

According to a representative from the Parks Department, construction that was scheduled to begin in April, began the week of May 13.

“Construction was scheduled to start at the end of April but was postponed until this week at the school’s request as not to interfere with standardized testing,” explained the representative. “The estimated completion is the spring of 2014.”

A complete overhaul of the playground is in store. New playground equipment will replace older equipment. A full-sized basketball court will be provided and the asphalt play area will be repaved.

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