Charlottesville Parks and Recreation isn't playing around with its latest playground project. Demolition on Tonsler Park's playground equipment began Monday.
The 17-year-old wooden structure was built in 1995. Now, it's coming down in favor of a new play area. It will take six weeks to install two different play areas, one for young children and another for children ages 5 to 12.
Doug Ehman with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation said, "The 5 to 12 [age] unit will feature what we call a Mobius Climber, which is named after a Mobius strip. It's the first ever in this area. It will be a special feature for this special playground."
The project is budgeted at more than $200,000, making it the largest project of its kind in the last 10 years. The new playground will open late next month.
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