Renovations coming to Junod playground

The rain kept many folks away from last night’s monthly meeting of the Parkwood Civic Association, which now meets at Community College of Philadelphia.

With no highlighted speaker, the group got right to new business, which included quality-of-life issues like litter. The bulk of the discussion revolved around two topics: unhitched tractor trailers parked on the street and Junod playground.

As for the trailers, there was debate about whether it’s legal to park a trailer — unhitched from another vehicle — on the street.

The discussion around Junod was a bit more update, as the playground will be renovated with funding help from Councilman Brian O’Neill.

The current playground will remain intact while construction begins on two new play areas (for different age groups), and a common space in between where parents can keep an eye on their kids. The project, estimated to cost between $750,000 and $1 million, will also involve replacing the infrequently used pool with a spray ground. Completion is estimated for 2010, and O’Neill’s office will hold meetings to keep residents informed of the development.

Parkwood Civic will host its next meeting — its annual holiday party — Dec. 21.

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