New Playground Coming to Mill Creek Manor
Kids living near the Village of Pennbrook will soon have new playground equipment to climb on and slide down.
The Falls Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of a new playground unit ideal for kids ages 2 to 12 at Mill Creek Manor Park.
The township saved 40 percent with a special offer from Recreation Resource USA for the playground equipment, which includes several sliding boards and plenty of climbing apparatus. Of the four quotes that Falls received, the company came in lowest with its quote of $59,850. The next lowest bid was $67,865.14.
Parks and Recreation Director Brian Andrews said the park’s existing playground unit was removed recently following an official audit and inspection because it was deemed no longer safe to use. Andrews said his goal was to have the Mill Creek Manor Park playground equipment upgraded in 2021 because of its age as part of Falls Township’s playground replacement program. However, the playground replacement may be carried out sooner than expected.
“I think it’s a nice unit,” Andrews said. “It will fit in great there.”
The playground comes with a 15-year warranty, which covers replacement of broken equipment, Andrews said. The warranty is another bonus since it is sometimes difficult to obtain parts for older playgrounds and repairs can be expensive, he said.
“It’s going to save us a lot of money,” he said.
In addition to installing a new playground unit, Andrews said the Public Works department would be adding an ADA-compliant walkway leading up to the new unit.