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Horsham Unveils Kohler Park Upgrades

The Horsham Rotary Club is covering the expense of a new picnic pavilion and playground.

The Horsham Township Council got a sneak peek of what will look like with a few new additions during Wednesday night’s meeting. 

A new pavilion, estimated at $10,000, as well as a $64,000 playground – both funded by the – are expected to be installed late summer. On Wednesday, the council approved the plan as presented by Township Manager Bill Walker, who said an affirmative vote was needed before equipment could be ordered.

The new pavilion will be installed at roughly the same location, Walker said, adding that it will be pushed toward Horsham Road a little bit.

The playground will feature swings in the back, a balance beam, a simulated rock-climbing wall which Walker said looks like a boulder and a log tunnel resembling a “large tree trunk.” 

“We wanted to keep to the same theme,” Walker said of the wooded, natural-looking feel of the township’s oldest park. 

Horsham Rotary Club President Rick Kidron said members are excited about the new park additions.

“It’s going to fit in really well,” Kidron said.

Besides the upgrades the Rotary Club is undertaking, Horsham Township is chipping in $80,500 and the . The other monies for the combined $300,000 project will fund new restrooms, as well as the installation of public water and sewer and a drinking fountain at the Horsham Dog Park in 2013.

All new features will be ADA compliant and will use environmental best management practices.

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