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City Council approves new playground equipment for Kiwanis Park

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima City Council Members approve new playground equipment for Kiwanis Park, but with budgets tight who's paying for it?

It's hard to put a price tag on this project, the Yakima Rotaries are pitching in a big portion, plus volunteer hours, plus grants, overall the Kiwanis Park Project could cost around two-million dollars.

The component approved Tuesday night is new play equipment. It's still in the design phase, but the downtown rotary is committing to a state of the art play area, donating money and volunteer hours. The goal is to make sure all children can use and enjoy the play area.

"And then they also had the idea of making it an accessible, where maybe kids who are in wheelchairs or walkers or maybe not as ambulatory as others could use this and really have a good time too," said Ken Wilkinson, manager, City of Yakima Parks and Recreation.

The  construction is scheduled for June 4th, 5th and 6th. Wilkinson said rotary and other community volunteers will be involved with the build.