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Arrrrr! Bartow about to unveil new pirate-themed park
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Arrrrr! Bartow about to unveil new pirate-themed park

Bartow, FL -- Next week, the City of Bartow will cut the ribbon on its newest park, which will have a pirate-themed play area for the little ones.

According to the City's Parks and Rec Director, Angie Whisnant, the project was partially funded with a grant for a Community Investment Partnering Program, which provided funding in the amount of $39,171 towards the total project costs of $78,342.

The remaining 50% was funded by the City of Bartow.

The playground includes two custom pirate ships, a mermaid island, 2 water cyclones, 2 whales & 1 dragon fly seesaw.

The two ships have a capacity of 120-160 children, and over 54 activities.

The larger ship has 2 single tube slides, 2 double zip slides, multiple climbers & several themed play panels. Other creative elements include, bongos, mega horns, ship's wheels, fog whistle, sails & a crow's nest.

"Bartow Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer this new amenity to the community. It is the first custom themed playground in our park system. We look forward to providing the entire Bartow community with quality facilities and fiscally sound programs that creates a sense of community Where Everyone Plays," said Whisnant.

The city's ribbon cutting is planned for Aug. 9, 10 a.m., at Mary Holland Park in south Bartow.

The park is located on Shumate Drive south of Clower Street.

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