Candy Cane Park Getting A Little Sweeter
Bonnie Davidson / The Courier
It's been a sweet spot for several kids, with an elephant slide as a favorite piece of equipment. Now Glasgow's Candy Cane Park is getting a whole new look that will be sweet when it's completed.
The park that had gravel and not much for shade will be sporting grass and trees by late summer.
The city has set aside and budgeted for the park over the last two years, and last week the project got started. The park will get grass, a sprinkler system, some new playground equipment, trees and a watering system to keep the trees green.
Kids and adults can breathe a sigh of relief as the favorite elephant slide will remain, along with other equipment in good shape.
Mayor Becky Erickson said at the city council meeting on July 9 that several grants have helped pay for about half of the cost for the park.
The trees are part of the $5,000 grant to purchase trees from NorthWestern Energy. Several trees will be placed throughout the city, but eight to 10 trees will be placed at Candy Cane Park to give a little shade for those hot summer afternoons.
Peterson said that the project would be nearing completion towards the end of August.