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Posted on: June 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] New playground opens in Loomis Park

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Jackson families have a new playground to enjoy! Construction wrapped up at the new Loomis Park playground in May. 

A year-long construction projected reshaped the north side of the park, providing a new landscape, playground, walking path, exercise equipment, pavilion and entrance to the Boos Recreation Center. The City Council allocated $1 million in federal funds to this substantial investment for Jackson’s east side.  

The new playground is a modern, open playscape with durable materials that’s accessible to people with disabilities. The former wood playground structure required constant maintenance and was becoming unsafe to use. The new landscape improves safety by adding more lighting and increasing visibility. These improvements are in addition to the new walking path, basketball court and sledding hill installed at Loomis Park in recent years.

“These updates improve quality of life for everyone in the community and helps make Jackson a more attractive place to live,” said Parks and Recreation Director Kelli Hoover.

A ribbon cutting event to officially open the park is planned for Friday, June 9 at 12 p.m. All residents are welcome to attend. With the outside of the building refreshed, construction will now focus on the interior of the Boos Recreation Center.  Renovations inside the center will take place through the rest of 2023.

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