By Patricia Minichiello

A new playground is expected to be built in Rutland Town in the near future, officials said Wednesday.

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“We have just received a grant to build a playground at Northwood Park,” Mike Rowe, recreation director for the town, said in “The Circle.” He also spoke briefly about the project Wednesday.

A grant in the amount of $15,000 has been issued from the state of Vermont, Rowe said. It’s a 50-50 match, which means the town will also contribute $15,000 from its depreciation fund for the new playground.

Rowe said he will reach out to the same company that built the playground at Dewey Field, Utiplay, for a cost estimate on the new playground.

Select Board Chairman Joshua Terenzini said the town had a playground years ago at Northwood Park, but once it started deteriorating it was taken down.

“It’s just going to enhance that park even more. There’s basketball, tennis, biking and hiking and now kids can go play on the playground,” Terenzini said.

Patricia Minichiello is a freelance reporter and editor of You can reach her at