Rollingwood City Council approves new playscape for Upper Park

City Council approved the creation of a new playscape in Upper Park at its regular meeting Oct. 15.

The project, which is funded by the Rollingwood Community Development Committee, will cost $48,625.75. The equipment must be ordered before the end of the year to avoid a cost increase.

Council heard a proposal from the Parks Commission in August but asked to see alternatives to the proposal, which included a large baseball and baseball bat in the park.

Alderman Sara Hutson said she wasn't sure the bat and ball would be fun to play on for children at the park.

"It looks like not a lot of play value for the price," she said.

Park commission member Toni Hudson brought back two additional proposals to the October meeting.

"I think both these [additional options] are great designs and would be a great improvement to the park," Hudson said.

The project, to be built by We Build Fun Inc., includes a playhouse structures, ten spin, pirouette spinner, an ant rock and several interactive panels.

"We think the playground is a nice mix of traditional equipment," We Build Fun representative Josh Bailey told council.