Community swears it's new; nope, just newly clean

“…. the best comment I received was from a representative of a local Neighborhood Improvement Association (NIA). The gentleman phoned me to thank me for the new playground equipment we installed in his neighborhood park. I was relatively sure that we had not added new equipment but checked with staff. I phoned him back to tell him all we did was have “Curb Appeal” power wash the equipment. He adamantly responded that he was looking at the equipment and this was new. I reiterated that it wasn’t new, just cleaned. To this day he is sure that I am wrong. The equipment had been placed over 10 years ago.”
— John E. Knight, Director Shawnee County Parks + Recreation
Jake Taylor