Crews removed traditional playground equipment inside Veterans Memorial Park on Bay City’s West Side. Kurt Kryszak
The new Play City at Vets Park will feature accessible equipment so children of all ages and abilities can have fun. Kurt Kryszak
Volunteers have been working to bring the park to life since 2015. Kurt Kryszak
Bench swings still sit near Play City, giving parents and others a place to rest and watch the kids have fun. Kurt Kryszak
An existing pavilion near Play City offers a place to get out of the sun and enjoy a snack or picnic lunch. Kurt Kryszak
Crews are clearing the way to build an open-air fitness center inside Maplewood Park on Bay City’s East Side. Photo courtesy of the City of Bay City
A map shows the planned layout of the new fitness equipment coming to Maplewood Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Bay City
Kids and fitness fans will slide into fall with new equipment in two Bay City parks.
On Bay City’s West Side, workers are constructing a new accessible playground called Play City at Vets Park. In August, kids can take a spin on a new merry-go-round, fly high on two-person swings, and scale climbing features to reach for the sky from the park.
The new structure, which replaces an older, traditional playground inside Veterans Memorial Park on Bay City’s West Side, is expected to open in August. The playscape will sit in a grassy expanse of land near Liberty Harbor Marina. A pavilion nearby provides shade and picnic tables.
Learn more about the park in an June 25 article.
On the East Side of Bay City, a Fitness Park is taking shape inside the 9.7-acre Maplewood Park, located at the corner of First and North Sheridan streets.
The Fitness Park features wall climbers, a pipeline, lava loop, and more, to inspire fun and fitness.
The Bay Area Community Foundation’s Healthy Living Fund is part of funding for each project.
"We are eager to hear laughter as children play together again in our city parks," says Foundation President & CEO Diane Fong.