Dangerous playground in Fulton to be torn down

City Council votes to build new, safer playground

Madison Burke, Jefferson City Reporter, madison.burke@kmiz.com
POSTED: 05:22 PM CDT Jul 25, 2013    UPDATED: 07:23 PM CDT Jul 25, 2013 
Fulton Playground
FULTON, Mo. -

Fulton's Veteran's Park playground is in the process of being torn down because of multiple safety hazards.

According to officials, the dangers include head entrapment, swinging into a fence, getting hit by a golf ball and being hit by a car from a nearby intersection.

The City Council was alerted by its insurance company that the playground does not meet federal safety standards.

The Council voted to tear it down and build a new playground at a safer location in the park.