Toddler playground now in Mineral Spring Park


New toddler playground equipment has been installed in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Total cost for equipment $14,758.13. Shipping added $1,915.39 for total $16,673.52

The equipment includes a Super Scoot, Wally the Whale Spring Rider, Firetruck Spring Rider, ASA/Wheelchair Accessible half ramp, playground border with surfacing guide, rubber mulch and Duraliner.

The Super-D-Duper Scoot and Slide Playground was the most expensive piece at $6,653 and was discounted from original price of $13,306. It includes multiple slides and musical activities to offer physical challenges with musical education with a whistle, drums and rain wheel.

Wally the Whale Spring Rider is for ages 2-5. cost $434.15.

Fire Truck Spring Rider also for ages 2-5. Cost $598.50.

Rubber playgound surfacing will not absorb water or freeze in winter, cost $4,200.

Playground border was $784.08. There is also an ADA wheelchair accessible half ramp. Cost $400. Duraliner cost $158.40 and playground mats placed under swings already in the park were $1530.

Installation by National Playground Construction was $5672.

The town purchased the playground equipment with SCPRT grant funding of $12500 which was obtained through the efforts of Sen. Billy O’Dell and $3462 obtained by Cindy Wilson from Anderson County. Council approved $2700 for installation from the town’s Hospitality Tax fund, which will be combined with a $3000 PRT grant obtained by Sen. Billy O’Dell.

Kempie Shepard, who chairs the town’s Parks and Recreation Committee, said she was “excited about the toddler playground finally being installed in the park.” Shepard said toddlers finally “will have a place of their own, a special place to play.”