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Waters Edge Park playground will close temporarily for flooring improvements

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 22:48:43-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi will soon close a popular downtown playground for improvements.

In that time the city will fix the flooring at the playground to prevent children from getting hurting.

Waters Edge Park is a great spot for families to bring their children to play and run, and the City of Corpus Christi says the park is heavily used which is a good thing.

However, that heavy usage and severe weather have impacted the material and it's beginning to deteriorate.

“This is a great problem to have the Waters Edge Park, itself is used heavily by the public and try to maintain the safety of the children that utilize the playground in going back to resurface the play area,” says spokesperson for the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department Lisa Oliver.

The City says this renovation is budgeted for about $235,000.

While Action 10 News was at the park today, several visitors commented on the condition of the park.

“So it seems like it has a little damage on the floor but the rest of the park look great and I see people enjoying the only problem would be the floor damage and some water in it,” says Ana Lucius.

Parks and recreation says only the play area will be closed, so that means the public can still enjoy the Islander Pavilion, dog park and more.

The City of Corpus Christi says they anticipate having the play area ready to open again in March.