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Phase 1 of Trane Park playground project almost done

Brad Williams

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One year into construction of the All-Abilities Trane Park, the project is on schedule, with Phase 1 close to being finished.

The first phase involves renovation of an existing shelter building at the park near South Avenue.

Planners are hoping to have the project to build a handicapped-accessible playground fully completed in the spring.

The La Crosse park department’s Kerry Gloede says the second phase is scheduled to move forward in a few weeks, with construction bids likely to be awarded in December.

Gloede tells us that a few equipment items have been trimmed from the budget, to keep the cost in the $3 million range.

Ground was broken for the Trane Park project last October.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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