We started the planning for a new playground on August 1, 2016. The insurance company informed us that all but one piece of the current playground equipment needed to be removed (old location was west side of the city lot.) We established a plan, a budget and a contract with GameTime Play Systems, which was presented to the town counsel on November 7, 2016. We spent 2017-2018 raising money and applying for grants to help with the purchase of the playground equipment. We took out a loan with Union State Bank of Hazen in November 2017 (repaid March 2018) and August 2018 (repaid November 2018), which allowed us to fulfill our contract with GameTime and purchase the engineered fiber. We have raised all of the money needed to complete our project. We decided to move the playground to the baseball field which consists of:

We started installing the new playground in the evenings and weekends the summer of 2018 and finished in 2020. The summer of 2020 we repaired the basketball court and painted it, then had our completion celebration. There is now designated parking for up to six vehicles, two of which are handicap accessible. A plaque is present on the fence by the park to let everyone know what businesses contributed to this project. All of our hard work paid off. This wouldn't have been possible without all of the businesses, donations and volunteers. We appreciate your continued support!

Fundraisers Planned:

  • Rummage sale (TBD)
  • Art classes through Hazen Art Program (11-13-21)

Future Updates:

  • The basketball court didn't hold up as nice as we were hoping over the last year. So we are getting bids from companies to remove the existing structure and put in a new basketball court.
  • We have a professional volleyball net in cold storage. We are looking at establishing sand volleyball on the north side of the playground.
  • Shed for the storage of maintenance supplies and nets during the winter is being established.
  • Frisbee golf obstacle needs to be finished. Use of the old infant swing frame.
  • Dog Poop bag dispenser
  • We left extra space in the playground to add another toy. We have not determined what to put in that location, but our interested in any suggestions.
  • Establishing camera's to monitor for vandalism, due to issues with the equipment being used inappropriately (we have put up signs in the meantime).

If you see vandalism please contact:

  • City Hall:
  • Diane Johnson 701-870-2112; or
  • Mary Boyd 701-226-6580