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Sarasota News Leader December 14, 2012 SHADE AND DISC GOLF COMING Page 42 a local disc golfer who competes at the professional level. City workers finished creating the support structure last week to provide shade for chil- MISSING BOX CAUSES SKATE PARK dren at the Payne Park playground. Project SHUTDOWN Manager Neil Gaines said workers installed This is another Sarasota ���ready-fire-aim��� story. the footers and cap for the supports. When a delivery of $560 worth of gear went The shade cloth and support cables should missing last week, Sk8Skool Director Dan arrive in mid-January and be installed over Giguere shut down the skateboarding section the playground and music area. Shade for the of Payne Park until the stuff was returned. A playground for small children has already thief took it, staff figured. been installed. The park was closed for the support structure installation, and it will be Sk8Skool is a nonprofit with a three-year conclosed again in mid-January to allow the shade tract to run the city-built facility; it charges membership fees. cloth to be put up. Other workers were in the park last week installing ���holes��� for a disc golf course. Those ���holes��� are actually metal baskets with chains; players toss flying discs (aka Frisbees) into the baskets. The shutdown caused howls of outrage from skaters. Lo and behold, the package had been delivered across the street to the Sarasota Police Department. Acting Chief Paul Sutton said a The Payne Park course will feature nine police volunteer signed for the package and ���holes,��� and it is being designed for begin- added it to the pile of stuff in a storage room. ners. North A quick deWatertower tective job Park has a by the United more chalParcel Serlenging and vice turned larger course up the box���s that has been location, and used in the it was repast for state turned to the championSk8Skool. ship compeAfter the tition. snafu was An introduccleared up, tory course the park reat Payne opened on P a r k w a s Work was being completed this week on shade structures in the Dec. 12. % suggested by Payne Park playground area. Contributed/City of Sarasota

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