Jackson families have a new playground to enjoy! Construction wrapped up at the new Loomis Park playground in late May. A ribbon cutting event is planned to celebrate the completion of the project on Friday, June 9 at 12 p.m.
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. “With the outside of the building refreshed, construction will now focus on the interior of the Boos Recreation Center so it can continue to be a community gathering place for decades to come.”
All Jackson residents are welcome to attend the ribbon cutting event, which will feature speakers and refreshments. Loomis Park is located at 210 Gilbert St.