By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times
The kids who play at O.C. Cullens Park in Fulton will soon have some new playground equipment to enjoy.
The Fulton Board of Aldermen recently approved the purchase of new playground equipment for the Kennedy Street park, which is prominently known for its softball and little league fields.
The new equipment is being funded through the city’s park department budget. The total cost of the equipment plus installation is $12,640. The board of aldermen originally budgeted $12,500 for the project.
The modular playground set is of the classic, familiar design, featuring two slides — one large, one small — a curved ladder for climbing, a pole to slide down and several platforms on which to play.
Installation of the new equipment should be completed by the end of April. Murfreesboro, Tenn., based company Kidz Zone Play Systems is handling the installation.
According to Mayor Paul Walker, the new equipment should be a boon to the area and the kids who live there.
“It’ll be beneficial to the kids who like to play out there,” Walker said. “Any time we have the money to do something like this, I think it’s a good thing.”
The mayor said that while there are currently a smattering of playground items at the park, there isn’t anything like a full playground set.
“There’s very limited playground equipment out there now,” he said. “That park really needed something else.”