New playground to open at Veterans Memorial Park in Rutherford County

playground in La Vergne

playground in La Vergne

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The new playground at Veterans Memorial Park is almost ready to open in La Vergne.

It’s located at 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive.

Parks and Recreation staff said the grand opening will be on February 22nd at 10 a.m. and the public is invited.

There are two new structures for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds. In addition to the traditional slides and swings, there will be a 19 foot tall rope climber, a 40 foot zip line and an all-inclusive merry go round that will be easily accessible to kids with disabilities.

The new swing set and benches around the play area are still under construction.

The Parks and Recreation Department started dismantling the old play structure on December 30, 2019.

The old playground equipment was installed in the 90’s and was in desperate need of repair.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget for $200,000 of repairs to be done to the play structure.

Veterans Memorial Park is still open but the playground will remain closed until the ribbon cutting. In the meantime, city officials ask families not to play on the structure.

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