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Lakeland Commissioner and Parks and Recreation committee member Michele Dial squealed with delight Tuesday night as she slid down one of the slides at Lakeland’s newly refurbished Zadie E. Kuehl Memorial Park.

The committee, which normally meets at City Hall, gathered at the park for its monthly session, providing the chance to check out the recently completed playground makeover and the soon-to-be-completed adjacent dog park.

“This was an underutilized park, and it’s the only park in Lakeland on the south side of the Interstate 40, so the residents in the surrounding neighborhoods really need it,” Dial said.

The parks commission plans similar playground improvements next year at the 15-acre Oak Ridge Park on the north end of the Heron’s Ridge development on Seed Tick Road. The project will likely go before the BOC for funding approval later this month.

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