Ramsey City Council approves new neighborhood playground

The children in the COR Three neighborhood, also known as North Commons, in Ramsey will soon have a new attraction.

April 9 the Ramsey City Council unanimously to create a playground in the neighborhood at a cost not to exceed $48,000.

The project, which would use money from the city’s lawful gambling fund, is expected to start in early June, after the storm sewer improvements are completed in the park, said Mark Riverblood, assistant public works managers and parks supervisor.

During the planning process for the park, existing North Commons residents were surveyed to see that they wanted the park to feature, he said.

The Park and Recreations Committee asked the residents to “tour other playgrounds in the city and send in photos of the components that the (children) liked,” Riverblood said.

In addition to adding a new attraction for the neighborhood, in the 7600 block of 147th Lane, the new park should add value to the 17 single-family homes the city owns to the west and southwest of park, he said.

When the lots are eventually sold, they will generate about $42,075 for park and trail development, according to Riverblood.

The playground will include a large play structure, trail connections to the play equipment and boulders to the playground border, which was donated by Superior Striping. according to Riverblood.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com

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