Posted on October 23, 2010
Mystery and Progress in Duke Street Playground
Neighbours, parents, casual wanderers, gossiping teenagers needing a place to congregate all gasped in astonishment as they wandered through the Duke Street Playground this week. In utter disbelief they said things like “where did it go?” “what is happening here?” “How can this be?”
I have included this picture so everyone can view the “mystery of the disappearing swings”. The slide and the cool funnel for throwing balls into are also gone! Oh, the memories…..
The city was contacted about these disturbing events and apparently they are all part of a master plan towards progress and revitalization. The swings are gone for now but will soon reappear at the front of the park where the slide used to be. And at the back of the park, they will be installing a larger play structure of some sort. The work is scheduled to be completed in the next week or two (or prior to Halloween). So come to the park in a couple of weeks and see what has happened. Feel free to do some swinging or climbing.
BTW, if your child lost their jacket, it’s hanging from some equipment (see photo).
Now we are just wondering how many more years it will be before they finish paving our street.