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Winchester Park Playground to Remain Open

Daniel Monahan dmonahan@sentinelandenterprise.comMay 16, 2019

ASHBURNHAM — While there are safety concerns regarding sharp, rusty pieces of metal at Winchester Park playground, the Parks and Recreation Committee voted Monday to keep the playground open while they work on a long-term solution.

Following public outcry over the decision to close the park two weeks ago, the committee said they reconsidered their position.

“I think we unintentionally lit a fire for our community,” said committee member Hank Parkinson. “It really shows how important this park is to folks.”

Despite safety concerns, the committee and town officials decided the town would be willing to risk the liability while funding options are considered.

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