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Hedges-Boyer Park playground demolition to begin this week




A playset currently installed at Hedges-Boyer Park. (Contributed Photo)

Tiffin, Ohio — In preparation for the new inclusive playground at Hedges-Boyer Park, demolition of the old equipment will begin this week.

Construction crews will be out in the coming weeks to prepare the site for the new equipment.

As well as two new playsets, equipment includes new swings, a zip line, jungle gym, shaded benches and tables and more.

The playground will be closed for construction, but other amenities will continue to be available to the public.

Inclusive play systems are designed to allow all people to participate in play, regardless of age or ability, and to prove that play has no limit. The playground equipment at Hedges-Boyer Park was first installed in 2002, and much of it has exceeded its estimated 15-year lifespan. Some of the newest and best conditioned equipment from Hedges-Boyer is to be transferred to Beechwood Park.

A rendering of the proposed inclusive playground at Hedges-Boyer Park. (Photo Credit: GameTime / DWA Recreation)

This project was made possible through funds granted to the City of Tiffin through the American Rescue Plan Act. Future improvements are being considered, and other grant opportunities are being sought. Additionally, the City of Tiffin also plans to upgrade playground equipment at Nature Trails Park, using funds that already were designated for that project.

In addition to the new playground, free Wi-Fi will soon be made available at Hedges-Boyer Park through a partnership with another local entity. The City of Tiffin is contracting with local telecommunications provider Bascom Communications for the service.

A ribbon-cutting and opening ceremony for the inclusive park is scheduled for Sept. 15.

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