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What's Buggin' You? Natomas families 'still' fenced out of playgrounds

1:29 PM, Feb 6, 2012   |    comments
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What's Buggin' You with Kate Larsen

NATOMAS, CA - Families in Natomas are still being fenced out of their neighborhood playgrounds while the City of Sacramento's Parks and Recreation Department finishes an improvement project.

About ten playgrounds in North Natomas are being upgraded with shade canopies to make the playgrounds more usable during hot summer months. Three of the ten playgrounds are still fenced, long after the scheduled projected completion date of December 2011.

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Craig Creekmore, the subcontractor in charge of installing the shade canopies, says the project should have been completed months ago. "I understand the reason you guys [News10] are involved is because of the local people that live in the area and they're concerned about the duration," says Creekmore who adds that his progress depends on the weather, city inspectors and other contractors. "I wish I could pick a date and it would always be that date but this is construction and it's not just solely me involved here."

Creekmore says he's missing a few more parts and is waiting on Sacramento City inspectors to give the final approval to reopen the playgrounds. He hopes the three remaining pent-up playgrounds will be back open to the public by Tuesday, Feb. 7, but indicates it may take longer.

"If you're going to come back and check on that, let's just call it Wednesday morning."

News10 crews will be back in Natomas to check on the playgrounds and continue to advocate on the community's behalf.

If there's something bugging you, then you should bug News10 Reporter, Kate Larsen, by sending her an email, bugkate@news10.net, with your problem and contact information.

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