GRAFTON, Mass. - The Grafton Super Park will rise again with a slide and climber specially chosen by Grafton school children.
The two winning features, chosen by the Super Park Study Committee's "Project Vote," include a Slidewinder Slide and a Sunbeam Climber. They will be incorporated into plans for the park, which is expected to be built at 25 Worcester St. next year.
Super Park Study Committee Chairman Michael Scully is hoping to unveil the full design Sept. 25 at the first of two information sessions on the park. The new facility will replace the former Super Park, a beloved but aging wooden playground that was demolished to make way for the new Grafton High School.
"Obviously, the final design is contingent on funding," Scully said. "The biggest difficulty is people are expecting a $50,000 to $60,000 cost, which is not even compatible with building something 15 to 20 years ago."
The vision for Super Park is a fully accessible structure, with ramps and adaptations for children of all abilities. The group has been working with Grafton's Commission on Disabilities to ensure it will be fully compliant with the Americans With Disability Act, Scully said.
Residents will be asked at the October Town Meeting for funding from the Community Preservation Coalition to hire a landscape architect. Public sessions on the park will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 at the Municipal Center.
Scully said he is especially pleased that the finished product will include structures voted upon by Grafton children.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank Jay Cummings, superintendent and the staff of Grafton's schools for their help in facilitating the Grafton Super Park Committee's Project Vote," he said. "We received hundreds of votes, valuable feedback from the children of Grafton as to which slide and climber they liked best."