(Atlantic) Atlantic Park and Recreation Director Roger Herring asked the Park and Rec. Board Monday evening to start thinking about upgrading one or two of the shelters at Sunnyside Park. The main concern is the shelter at “Kiddie Korral” that was built in the 1940’s.
“The rational behind it and if you have been in the shelter at “Kiddie Korral,” the floor is in about 4 or 5 or 6 sections because of frost and the heaving and settling and everything else,” stated Herring. “There is a trip hazard because of the cracks and unevenness.”
And the outside and inside of the structure is deteriorating as well.
“The outside of it needs some new stucco and there are holes in the inside of it and structurally it just needs to be redone,” said Herring. “And the roof is starting to sag and the question is what do we do? It is a 1940’s structure and it being 72-years-old we have gotten a lot of mileage out of it.”
It would cost an estimated $70,000 to renovate the structure. So Herring is asking the board to start thinking about some options, and continue to talk about this because they need a long range plan.
“Kiddie Korral” needs some work and there are some liabilities in the future with that.”
November 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. news