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City staff working to complete playground area at Sankey Park


July 8, 2020

Volunteer Bob Dalton, center, and Sweet Home Public Works Operations Manager Dominic Valloni carry sections of a tunnel as Public Works staffers create a brand new play structure at Sankey Park last week. Thanks to some fortuitous planning and timing, the structure will be twice the size originally designated.

By the end of this summer, Sweet Home kids will be able to go to Sankey Park to enjoy a 1,300-square-foot playground structure that's the result of some fortuitous financial moves that is giving the city twice what it originally planned for.

The improvements are the realization of a longtime effort by city officials and the Parks and Tree Committee and its former chair, Angela Clegg, who now works as city planner.

"Personally, when I first moved here, I was told not to let my kid go to Sankey Park," Clegg recalled this week.

She joined the parks committee (which has since been renamed) a...

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