Palmerton replacing park swings
The toddler swings at Palmerton’s borough park are being replaced and will be unavailable for several days.
Work got underway Wednesday, according to borough Manager Donna McGarry, who said there is a set of toddler swings that need paint on the metal areas.
“We also purchased six new tot swings to replace the ones that have gotten to be in poor condition,” McGarry said. “It should only take our guys a couple of days, weather permitting.”
McGarry said once that work is complete, they will be re-mulching both the toddler swing area and the main play village area.
“The entire play village, including the toddler area, is used quite heavily,” she said. “Not only on a daily basis, but often times when there are events in the park such as band concerts, families will bring their children to the play area while listening to the music.”
McGarry said the toddler swings were originally put there in 2015.
In February 2015, members of the Pace-Makers Association of Palmerton presented a check in the amount of $11,135 to borough council for the new tot lot play structure.
The borough was also awarded a $5,000 grant from the Horsehead Community Development Fund to replace the tot lot.
The new tot lot structure replaces playground equipment in the park that was installed in the mid-1990s.