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Wheeling dedicates new Husky Park

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  • Annabelle Robinson, daughter of Wheeling Park District Superintendent of Recreation Elizabeth Robinson, enjoys the new swings at Husky Park.

      Annabelle Robinson, daughter of Wheeling Park District Superintendent of Recreation Elizabeth Robinson, enjoys the new swings at Husky Park.
    Courtesy of Wheeling Park District

 
By Mackenzie Dye
mdye@dailyherald.com

With school out of session and the first day of summer passed, children and their parents look for new jungle gyms to climb and swings to push.

The Wheeling Park District dedicated the new and improved Husky Park June 20, revealing a new playground, gazebo and basketball court to the village. The park is at 1100 Lee St. behind Jack London Middle School.

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Husky Park's makeover includes new climbing apparatuses, slides and swings to accommodate children ages 2-12.

The park also features individual play areas that are sheltered by sail-like shading structures. The floor of the playground was given a soft safety surface.

The park's smaller basketball court was removed and replaced with a full court.

The planning of Husky Park was aided by those in the surrounding neighborhood, starting with a listening session in May by the park district.

Taking notes from the community on how to improve the park's design and equipment is part of the park district's "people-driven playground process," the park district said in a news release.

The park district also plans to renovate the park's fountain, which spills into a large basin.

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