Around Town: From the playground up
by Glenn Moore
Jan 07, 2010 | 1872 views | 10 10 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Khan Diep uses a Bobcat to drill a post hole while brother Scott Diep helps out. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Work continued today on the new playground at El Pescadero Park off Kavanagh Avenue.

The parts for the playground arrived Monday and crews from King Khan Drilling and Construction of Fresno have been working to assemble them.

The new playground will have an area for small children and one for older kids. New concrete was poured for the equipment and workers have been installing steel posts that will make up the play structures.

Assembly work should be done by the middle of next week followed by laying down wood chips for fill and rubber mats to allow handicap access to the playground equipment.

The new playground equipment replaces old and broken ones that were removed late last year. It’s unclear when the new playground will be open.
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Tinfoil
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January 08, 2010
Did the indians ever bury gold in that park they stole from the white man? Have metal detecter,will travel.
IndianInTheCupboard
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January 08, 2010
My ancestors used to play here too. In a past life I witnessed what happened. You would find life hard on the trail of tears. They are no more.

And in this life the great spirit has taught me not so negative, because I remember playing in the park in the D.C.

Try climbing that tree.
209Fam
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January 08, 2010
Remember years ago when that guy hung himself in that park? That was awesome. I used to climb in that tree.
Tamarah
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January 08, 2010
thetruthteller: heaven forbid they use any of your tax dollars for a good cause.
ameghoo
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January 07, 2010
I am happy to see this here, especially in this particular park. For a long time this has a very bad reputation of gangs and druggies. Maybe it will make a positive turn for a better. But once a reputaion of being bad it usually hangs on. But the police say they will make this town all better. i hope.
WaterLillies
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January 07, 2010
If we pay for them should't we protect them. I remember seeing a video clip on the news where a very large gathering of Indian families had got together in a park. When they saw criminal activity they responded by EVERYONE converging on the guy. To make a story short I think he got what he deserved. Then the police arrived. I'm not recommending anything but do want to ask if maybe the Indians know something that Americans don't?

thetruthteller
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January 07, 2010
ok so im all for new parks for our kids...hey mine loves to go to the park and swing..so i hope this one has a good swing set attached..but my concern is who is paying for these play grounds? I dont live on that side of town, am i paying for it with my tax dollars?? how long will it take for the gang members to come and (or just taggers period) take it over and scratch, dig or draw their symbols all over it?? how long will it be before like other places around town something wonderful is ruined by the disrepctful???
AnitaMars
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January 07, 2010
Yes tinfoil we've heard plenty about your time travel collection.
Tinfoil
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January 07, 2010
Does anyone in Tracy have a metal detecter? When you see an old park like this being dug up you should hotfoot it to the site and detect. You will find tons of old coins,lost gold and silver jewelry and gosh knows what else. I have found enough treasure doing this to stock several museums.
AnitaMars
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January 07, 2010
Good to see it being replaced!

These crews are from Fresno. That means businesses in Tracy have other work or they would have bid lower to get the job?

They will have the metal caps or the plastic ones?



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