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New Abbey Oaks Park to be ready in June

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 2:41 p.m. CDT

LEMONT – The Lemont Park District has broken ground on it Abbey Oaks Park project, with plans to unveil the renovation in June, according to a park district news release.

According to the release, the park will feature an updated play structure that includes a 20-foot zip-line, a climbing net, and play panels geared towards the younger children.

The play piece will be designed with a tree house theme and will accommodate children ages 2 to 12. Some other elements will include a grasshopper spring rider, a double racer slide and a speed slide.

There will be a new sheltered area with a picnic table, along with benches throughout the grounds. Large trees with fuller canopies will be planted.

The District is committed to following through on park replacements as necessary and is very excited for another new park to be unveiled this summer,” said Lemont Park District Board President Patrick Sexton in a statement.

In other renovation news, the park district will complete the update to its Centennial Campus entrance by planting trees and other foliage and adding signs.

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