Project SWING under renovations for 3 weeks

Project SWING, a playground in downtown St. Augustine, is closed for repairs beginning Feb. 17, 2015 and continuing for about three weeks. Photos by Renee Unsworth

Project SWING, a playground in downtown St. Augustine, is closed for repairs beginning Feb. 17, 2015 and continuing for about three weeks. Photos by Renee Unsworth

From the City of St. Augustine

The popular downtown playground, Project SWING, is due for some refurbishing that will require the facility to be closed beginning Feb. 17 and continuing for approximately three weeks. Work  is expected to last at least through the first week of March, pending weather.

The primary re-build is the playground’s centerpiece, the pavilion. Several of the pavilion’s support posts will be replaced and the entire structure will receive new shingles. Because the entire area will be a work site, it will be necessary to close the playground until the completion of the project.

Located adjacent to Francis Field, Project SWING is a community-designed/community-built playground that was constructed by volunteers during a one-week period in 1997.

The 23,000 square foot playground, whose name is an acronym for St. Augustine’s Wish for Its Next Generation, is something of an attraction itself because, in addition to the standard equipment like slides and swings, Project SWING also has unique, near all wooden features, including a fort, a space shuttle and a lighthouse.

For more information, call the Public Affairs Department at 904-825-1004.

Project SWING in downtown St. Augustine is closed for repairs until early March 2015.

Project SWING in downtown St. Augustine is closed for repairs until early March 2015.

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