Park board says no-go on new merry-go-round

SWARTZ CREEK — The City of Swartz Creek will not replace the merry-go-round that was recently removed from Abrams Park.

Replacing the popular piece of playground equipment proved cost-prohibitive, with estimates coming in right around $10,000.

“Bummer,” said Parks and Recreation Advisory Board President Jentery Farmer. “Growing up, I had a lot of fun on it. But I think that money would be better spent on the disc golf course or the tree program.”

The park board is hoping to invest some resources in replacing the cottonwood trees with some less- messy specimens at Abrams Park.

In addition, they want to get the disc golf course up and running this year at the newly-christened Otterburn Park on Bristol Road, west of the GM facility.

They also have to consider that there may be some unforeseen costs for the Genesee Valley Trail extension that is likely to begin this year.

There’s still one merry-go-round in the tot lot at Abrams Park. — L.R.