Champaign Park Board approves buying playground for Henry Michael Park


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Henry Michael Park will soon be getting a playground.

Construction on an almost $23,000 basketball court begins this summer. 

Wednesday night, the Champaign County Park Board voted to accept a bid from Play Illinois LLC to buy playground equipment for the park, the News Gazette reports. The cost will be $37,378.

The district will save money by having park staff install the equipment.

There will be two separate play areas. One for older children and one for little kids.

The equipment will be installed this fall.

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