Last night City Council voted 4-3 to install an $86,000 playscape in Dodge Park. Described by Parks and Recreation Manager Kyle Langlois as the largest playscape of it’s kind in Macomb County, the new structure will be delivered this month. After storing it over the winter, it will be installed next spring.
Did the city need to do something about the existing playscape located in the flood plain? Absolutely. It needed to be relocated, and it needed repair and maintenance. Rather than trying to do more with less, however, the city chose to spend tens of thousands of dollars more so the Parks and Recs guys could claim to have the biggest and the best.
Once again, an unnecessary purchase highlights our city’s spendthrift ways. Remember this next November.