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City works to upgrade parks

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Mayor James Sanders (Source: KAIT-TV) Mayor James Sanders (Source: KAIT-TV)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

With warmer weather moving in, one area city is working hard to make sure their citizens have nice parks to enjoy the sunshine.

A lot of building, tearing down and replacing is happening at several Blytheville city parks.

Mayor James Sanders said upgrading and maintaining is a constant task for the city.

The city has replaced several benches and playground equipment to bring them up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

“We're just trying to upgrade those and be able to give a safe environment for the citizens,” Mayor Sanders said. “They can have more outside activities and go outside and just enjoy themselves.”

Mayor Sanders said funding for the upgrades has been a collaborative effort.

The city has used its own sales tax that is dedicated to parks and recreation, as well as grants from the National Parks Service.

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