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SH gets nearly quarter million in park upgrade dollars


October 16, 2019

CITY PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR describes the work city staff and community members have put into the upcoming Sankey Park upgrades prior at a ground-breaking ceremony during the Harvest Festival.

The City of Sweet Home has received $242,000 in grant funds from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to help pay for the Lower Sankey Park Phase II project.

City officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Harvest Festival on Oct. 5 on a project that will replace aging playground structures with new accessible equipment and add approximately 1,280 feet of paved and natural trails, path lighting, a hard-surfaced plaza at Weddle Bridge, tables, benches, bike racks and signage.

Each year OPRD gives more than $4 million to Oregon communities for outdoor recreation projects with this...

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