Longview Park playground receives update


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 10:04 am
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Press release submitted by Rock Island Parks and Recreation



A new tree-house themed playground has been installed in upper Longview Park to replace the old playground equipment. This update is part of the Rock Island Parks and Recreation ongoing playground replacement program utilizing the Amanda Beck playground fund and Gaming revenue. Users of the new playground will enjoy small and large slides, climbers and a rope bridge.
Longview Park is over 100 years old and is about 40 acres large. Notable features of the historic Longview Park, located at 18th Avenue and 17th Street, include a greenhouse and conservatory, scenic views, an 18-hole disc golf course, historic lion figures and an outdoor ice skating rink. Additional features in the summer include picnic shelters, sand volleyball, basketball courts, tennis courts, flower gardens, a water fountain, and the popular Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center.





















 




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