Denison's Forest Park getting some additions

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DENISON, Texas (KXII) -- The Denison Parks and Recreation Board chose a design with a splash pad and a train-shaped playground on Monday as part of the redesign of Forest Park.

The choice was one of two options presented to the board by Heartland Park and Recreation.

The pad will be built into the ground for easier maintenance and to save water. It will be made out of heat-resistant plastics and strategic use of lighter colors to combat the hot Texas heat. It is designed to run off motion detection.

The cost for the $300,000 improvement project will be split between the city and the Denison Rotary Club.

The park improvements will be accessible for people with and without disabilities.

The commission plans to present their design recommendation to the city council on Sept. 19.

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