Phillips 66 funds playground equipment

Ponca City Now - January 22, 2015 8:40 am

The City of Ponca City received a $75,000 grant for Phillips 66 to install new playground equipment at McGraw Park.

Jim Sindelar, Parks and Recreation Director, applied for a one-time special grant offered by Phillips 66 for Environmental and Safety related projects.

Sindelar received notification at the end of December 2014 that the application had been approved.

“ The City of Ponca City and the Parks and Recreation Department are happy to have ceived this grant.This opportunity will allow us to install playground equipment that we had not planned to do in the near future,” Sindelar said.

The playground will have a specific theme, and bids for the project are in progress.

Parks and Recreation is looking at equipment that has a nature and rescue theme that will allow the bordering trees to remain a part of landscape, and it will tie into the existing sidewalks to make the playground handicap accessible and useable.

The City has already begun preparations for the new equipment. The only play structure, a two-seat chain swing set, was removed and the ground leveled. Jim Sindelar and his staff will oversee the project.


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