Paton Playground Delayed One Month

The Paton Playground project has been delayed because the land needs to be re-engineered.

The following information was submitted by Jayne Wilkin, principal of :

Unfortunately the playground community build has been delayed until Saturday, June 23.

"We've run into significant problems with a high water table on the playground site," said Wilkin. "In the next few weeks, PTO will arrange for the addition of two tons of compact aggregate/stone to help with drainage in any areas  of the playground that require it."

The playground sales rep will redo the placement of the EVOS structure, swings and slide. This reconfiguration will result in moving the equipment from the “lowest land” portion of the footprint, essentially ensuring the equipment is mostly on dry land.

They will still need lots of volunteers on June 23rd and the celebratory ribbon cutting and BBQ will all be delayed as well. Please watch for more details in the coming weeks.

Wilkin wanted to thank Assistant Highway Department Manager Dan Rowley and Town Engineer Brad Stone for all of their expertise and assistance. Kudos to project manager AK Adapa, Sarah Merolle, and PTO President Lorraine Daignault for all of the last minute work to insure they have a safe and long-lasting structure.

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