MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Park goers may have been scratching their heads when seeing the sign posted at Madison’s Dublin Park that reads, ‘Kids Kingdom Closed Until Further Notice.’ Well, consider this your official notice.
Turns out there has been some important work going on behind the scenes over the past several months.
Crews first began work trimming diseased trees of branches. Some of the park’s trees were so large crews had to bring in cranes to tackle the job.
The wooden structures that make up the bulk of the park’s playground are nearly 25 years old and have not enjoyed the maintenance they have needed from a parks and recreation standpoint, says Madison Chamber of Commerce Director Susie Masotti.
“Splinter-proofing” and replacing many of the structures to make them more visitor friendly has been the biggest order of business as part of the overhaul.
Dublin Park will hold a grand reopening for Kids Kingdom on April 19 in conduction with their annual Easter egg hunt.