Bangor's Hayford Park opened again, after spending more than a month taped up and under construction.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

The park, which was one of two Bangor playgrounds being replaced this year, was supposed to get an overhaul scheduled to last just a couple of weeks. But that timeline was delayed, officials from Bangor Parks and Rec said in a Facebook Post this week, by an mix up in some of the building materials.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

"To update you, one of the final pieces to be installed is a large net climber that will be placed between the two structures. Unfortunately, it was delivered with the wrong colors. Delivery of the climber with the correct colors is taking longer than anticipated. So, rather than waiting to “open” the structure, the contractor installed swings today so that the structure can be used and we will add the net climber once it is delivered."

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

For many families in the area, this is great news, as Hayford Park sees a lot of traffic,  especially in the summer months. Between the crowds of people coming to swim at the neighboring Pancoe Pool, and the folks heading Mansfield Stadium to take in a ball game, having Hayford Park open again will be a big benefit.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall
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Hayford Park, Cori Skall

Making sure these Bangor playgrounds are open and available to neighborhood kids this summer is an important project, and one of the reasons Parks and Rec is taking the initiative to replace aging facilities.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

I took the kids up to try out the new equipment, and I they seemed quite pleased.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

Some of the new additions to the park include a round-a-bout and some new swings.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

There are still two sections, one for very small kids and one for school aged kids. The bigger section seemed a bit smaller than the old "big kid" section. But aside from that, they seemed to enjoy themselves quite a bit.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

The plan to build the skate park near Hayford is stall a go for this summer. And one more Bangor park will get a face lift before the summer is through. The next one on the list is Chapin Park.

Hayford Park, Cori Skall

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