Oil City seeking funds for playground work

From staff reports

Oil City’s public works department is looking for a little help.

“We need $10,000 for sod to be installed at the Land of Laughter playground,” said Howard Faunce, the city’s public works director. “Everything else, all the new stuff, is paid for but we want this to be all done for spring. It’s just a muddy mess now.”

The playground, built by volunteers in 1999, is located at the former Lincoln School site on Harriott Avenue.

In a project started last year, city crews refurbished the area with new and handicapped accessible play areas, newly covered panels along the exterior and new equipment.

The cost was pegged at about $115,000 with the tab paid for by the city, local clubs, individuals and companies.

“Just one more thing – the sod – is needed and then we’re done,” said Faunce.

Contributions in materials and money toward the Land of Laughter playground may be sent to Faunce at city hall.