Parks and rec asking city council for park improvements

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Tuesday, City Council will talk about keeping families safe while out in the sun at public parks.

Parks and Recreation Department will ask for minimum improvements to parks making metal shade canopies over playgrounds a requirement.

Kiddos enjoy playgrounds, but the sun can make the equipment a brutal experience.

With the amendment being presented today, play structure units should be entirely covered by a metal shade canopy.

If a play structure is already covered by a metal shade canopy, they may be provided comparable amenities like covering picnic tables with metal shade.

Parks and Rec will also ask to revise design and construction standards for parks.

This would specifically focus on irrigation and landscape specifications to see if there any improvements that can be made there.

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