This morning on a hot summer day in July, the Mobile County Commission unveiled a new playground at the Semmes Community Center.
The upgrades include new sun shade structures installed above the playground to help protect children from the sun during the heat. The shade structures will also help protect the playground equipment from the sun and, hopefully, make the equipment last longer.
There was a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at the playground with local residents and County Commissioner Connie Hudson.
Hudson, who represents District Two, says, “the shading of the playground equipment will provide much-needed relief for children on hot days. They can enjoy some physical activity without becoming overheated.”
The upgrades were funded by an allocation in the district two budget for 2016. The total cost of the project was $51,000.
Hudson added, “Money well spent. One advantage of these structures is if we have inclement weather, or if there is a threat of hurricanes, we can always take them down and reinstall them after the inclement weather has passed.”