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Old "wooden bridge" play equipment removed from Sweet Memorial Park in Chinook


August 29, 2018

Joe Kennedy, right, and Elmer Zarn work on the final standing supports of the old wooden bridge play equipment at Sweet Park in Chinook. The Park Board asked to have the wooden equipment removed because of insurance concerns. It's believed the Chinook Lions Club installed the old bridge and curly slide, next to the bridge, in the early 1970's. There are currently no plans to remove the curly slide as it is metal and 'grandfathered in' under the insurance coverage.

Last week Joe Kennedy volunteered to tear down the old "wooden bridge" playground equipment at Sweet Park. Kennedy said, "The Park Board wanted it removed and I volunteered to take it down." Joe added, "I started about 2pm taking it apart and hope to be done by dark." Kennedy was not sure when the equipment was installed at the park.

Long time Lions Club member Jack Mattingly said he recalled that the wooden bridge play set and the taller, 'curly' slide beside the bridge were both installed by the Chinook Lions Club in the early 1970's. Mattingly added the swings and metal rings were there...

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