PLEASANT VIEW -- One new playground going in at Shady Lane Park will be a destination playground, a councilman says.
Councilman Jerold Burns said the playground will be near the equestrian area and that the city plans to put in another, smaller playground between the two soccer fields at the park.
He said it would actually save the city money to order playground equipment for both playgrounds now, rather than purchase the equipment for one now and the other later.
The smaller playground will be a great addition to the pavilion area that will be there, he said, adding it will give children who are not participating in soccer games something to do.
"It's still under the RAMP grant umbrella?" Councilman Toby Mileski asked.
City Administrator Melinda Brimhall said the city had been given $200,000 in RAMP grant funds and has already been invoiced for $194,000 of that.
"This is in addition to that," Brimhall said.
RAMP funds come from a tax approved by Weber County voters in 2004 that allows the county to impose a local sales tax of one-tenth of 1 percent, which is 1 cent on a $10 sale, to improve recreation, arts, museums and parks.
Brimhall said the city will be getting some pricing on the equipment and that RAMP grant funds can be flexible, as long as the city reports what it is doing.
Burns said the city may consider postponing the building of the upper restroom area to save some funds for improving other areas, such as the smaller playground.
Council members approved no more than $40,000 to be used for the smaller play area's equipment.
Mayor Doug Clifford said he wanted to thank the approximately 120 residents who assisted in the assembly of the new playground equipment at Pleasant View Park.
"It was fun to watch the children use the equipment."