According to a statement from Fairfield Twp., officials the two parks will continue to see expansions and replacement of older playground equipment.
And the renovation won’t stop there.
“Phase one is almost complete with a play set for ages 5-12, new swings, and shaded picnic tables, all in bright colors. The (township trustee) board recently passed phase two of the remodel, approving complimentary equipment for ages 2-5 years,” they said.
“Progress on both parks will continue with the committee and board researching replacement of the Millikin Road playground equipment, adding tether ball near shelters, adding a splash pad, looking into pickle ball, and other exciting options.”
In 2017 the Board of Trustees formed a Parks Committee, which is made up of one board member, several employees, and four residents. The volunteer committee has worked closely with the board to recommend upgrades and improvements to the Millikin Road and Shafer’s Run Parks.
Julie Vonderhaar, administrator for the township, said the playground renovations and expansions are “very important.”
“We have phase two already ordered and it should be open by fall,” said Vonderhaar.
The feedback has been “positive,” she said.
“I’m getting texts, Facebook messages and voice messages and lots of social media messages,” she said.