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Old Playground Structures Removed in Preparation for Aven’s Village Construction

The City of Greeley Parks Division removed old playground equipment located at the future site of Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park this afternoon.

“A break in the weather allowed the ground to thaw enough to begin demolition of the old structures in preparation for the new playground,” says Parks Planner Sarah Boyd. “Once the snow melts, we’ll begin removing existing pea gravel for grade preparation and concrete work.” 

Boyd says playground equipment has been ordered and she’s continuing to assess each and every detail associated with the playground’s construction.

“Aside from having a goal of being universally accessible, the playground represents American West and Native American themes that give a nod to the historical significance of Island Grove Regional Park,” says Boyd referring to a trading fort, tee pees, buffalo, pottery, and river representations that will be incorporated throughout the playground.

The new playground will be wheelchair accessible and will replace the removed structures which were over twenty years old. An official groundbreaking for Aven’s Village is anticipated for early spring. 

For information and to see playground renderings, visit



Release Date:
Jan 21, 2016

For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Sarah Boyd, Parks Planner  

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