The shopworn Thompson Part Children's Playground will get replaced next year. It was a good two or three years ago, the need to do so was on city radar and moving ahead with the well used project is worthwhile, more so than empty promises about building a new pool.
Finding ways to make the playground better would be good too. Things like lighting and amenities like better bathrooms, but the likely half million dollar price tax will become an issue once the project gets closer.
When you look at how quickly the privately funded monument got designed and built, it's always frustrated to see how plodding a public project of similar scope is.