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City gets grant for playground

The Otto Bremer Foundation announced that a $50,000 grant was awarded to the City of Detroit Lakes for the construction of a playground in Washington Park.

Detroit Lakes Community Development Director Larry Remmen applied for the grant to help fund the replacement and reconstruction of the playground equipment in Washington Park.

Mayor Matt Brenk thanked the Otto Bremer Foundation for their very generous and timely gift. The new playground equipment, near the Pavilion and the City Beach, will provide residents and park visitors with safe and fun activities for many years.

Construction of the playground will begin in June. The new playground equipment, which includes some equipment for handicapped users, is expected to last for 40 years.