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Franklin Park will get a new $83,000 playground

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Yakima, WASH.--Franklin Park is getting a brand new playground thanks to the Yakima Rotary Club.

The old playground was in poor condition thanks to vandalism and lack of upkeep. It was torn down last year leaving many people upset.

Parents said they like the park's location on Tieton Drive, and they enjoy taking their kids there. Many were excited to hear that a new playground is on its way.

"I'd want to feel safe wherever I took my children and again, I believe that is one area of town that I would feel more than comfortable to hang out and picnic and swim and whatever it is," said Joshua Montgomery, a parent.

The Rotary Club is contributing $83,000 for the project. The city is responsible for all maintenance and repairs.