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City of Superior gets deal on playground equipment

Plans to renovate Webster Park as an all-inclusive, all-access playground got a boost from special pricing. The Superior City Council approved purchasing the equipment for the playground at $184,377 through Minnesota-Wisconsin Playground GameTime...

Plans to renovate Webster Park as an all-inclusive, all-access playground got a boost from special pricing.

The Superior City Council approved purchasing the equipment for the playground at $184,377 through Minnesota-Wisconsin Playground GameTime. The playground equipment was estimated at about $195,000 of the $250,000 project.

Councilor Brent Fennessey questioned the lower-than-expected cost for the equipment, wanting to ensure that elements of the plan were not left out after the Council approved $200,000 in funding for the project two weeks ago in its capital improvement program.

"We were able to get in the state pricing for the U.S. commodities, which gave us further discount," said Linda Cadotte, parks, recreation and forestry director. She said the remainder of the funding would likely be used for other work that will take place when the equipment is installed, expected in mid- to late-summer.

A timeline for the installation hasn't been set.

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"We have kicked off our capital campaign, our private fundraising," Councilor Dan Olson said. "We got some big players involved so we're looking to have a real successful fundraising for that."

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