NEGAUNEE Mich. (WZMQ) – Negaunee’s new Iron Forge Playground is up and ready for kids to have fun on.
Iron Forge playground is the result of a five-year project that was started by the Negaunee Township recreation committee and Township board. The new playground was completed this summer, but plans to add working bathrooms, and other expansions are expected to go on for the next couple of years.
Based off of Negaunee’s iron ore heritage, this playground has many features that others may not have. Iron Forge includes, tunnels, a friendship swing, ziplines, a sand box with toys, and even animals that you may find in the U.P are incorporated, like the blue spotted salamander.
“We didn’t even tell anybody we opened, all the sudden people were here,” says Gary Wommer, the supervisor of Negaunee township. “We weren’t even done with the woodchips yet and kids were playing.
Iron Forge is open to everyone, and is located next to the Negaunee Township Hall, in-between the baseball fields.
“Negaunee’s new playground for our kids… for everyone’s kids” says Wommer.