New playground-type equipment installed in Gillespie Park

Selby Foundation provides $50,000 grant for structures

Photo courtesy City of Sarasota
Photo courtesy City of Sarasota

Children have another fun way to spend their time in Gillespie Park, Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin has announced: A new 24-foot-tall climbing structure was recently placed there for the enjoyment of youngsters ages 5 to 12, Barwin wrote in his June 17 newsletter.

“Three spinner seats also were installed in the shade,” he wrote.

“These new amenities are possible thanks to a generous $50,000 grant from the Selby Foundation, which we greatly appreciate,” Barwin added. “Investing in parks and children is a significant part of community building,” he noted.

Gillespie Park is located at 710 N. Osprey Ave.