Schonberger Park in North Bay Village will get new playground equipment and artificial turf as part of a renovation project that will last until about September.
Village officials broke ground on the project Monday morning at the park, which is located on Galleon Street, next to the police station.
Rodney Carrero-Santana, public works director, said the park needed an update.
“The playground equipment here was outdated,” he said. “It was a little beat up.”
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He said the work, which includes installing slides, swing sets and artificial turf should finish by first week of September. To fund the upgrade,s the city is using about $265,000 from impact fees collected from developers.
The playground equipment will be pirate-themed, in keeping with the nautical names of the village’s islands and streets. Restroom facilities and security cameras will also be installed.
Carrero-Santana said the artificial turn will make maintenance and drainage easier.
“The children can use it all year round,” he said.
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