'FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES': New playground to be assembled at Morsches Park

COLUMBIA CITY — Neon green and yellow colored playground equipment is scheduled to fill the recently empty spot where the old playground at Morsches Park once stood. The Columbia City Parks Department tore the old playground down last week.“I think the kids are going to love it, and it will be good for all ages,” said Columbia City Park Director Mark Green. “There will be a swing set area, a large teeter totter you can stand on and the slides should be a little taller than what we had.”The parts for the new playground have been ordered, costing $35,000. According to Mayor Ryan Daniel, the non-reverting fund used to pay for the playground equipment was built up in recent years by the park department.Green expects the equipment to arrive soon and assembly to begin within the next month. His goal is to have the playground completed and ready for spring.For a more in depth look at this story, see the Nov. 21 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.