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New equipment at Farmington's Fair Hills Park

New playground equipment is ready for kids at Fair Hills Park.

There is a little work left to be done, but the new playground equipment at Fair Hills Park looks inviting all the same.

The new equipment was installed the first week in July, according to Farmington parks and recreation director Randy Distad. The city still needs to pour a concrete border around it, but there are piles of shavings waiting to be spread once the work is done.

The sand volleyball pit has been removed, Distad said, but there are plans to construct a small picnic shelter in the park in 2016. That shelter should hold 25 to 40 people comfortably, and a couple of grills will be installed nearby.

Located off of 193rd Street and Pilot Knob Road, Fair Hills Park is a neighborhood park, Distad said. The city of Farmington is gradually upgrading all of the community’s parks, he added.

Work on the park will be completed soon. The city of Farmington has scheduled at ribbon cutting ceremony for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13. The ceremony is open to the public.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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