The 20 year old equipment is showing its age. Wooden planks are falling off, nails are showing through, equipment is missing parts, and surface wood is peeling and has begun to warp.
According to Laura Bedlan Fairbury City Engineer, the city is low on employees due to downsizing, so keeping up with the damages has become more difficult she said.
“Our park employee reviews the equipment at least once a year so that we can order products or fix damages, but if anyone comes across something that needs fixed call the city and we'll fix it as soon as possible,” Bedlan said.
Ava Bowers, a local three year old, recently fell through a loose board at the Fun Park and now has a large scar on her thigh. Local mother Kovannia Dunn, has had to pick up broken glass every time she has visited the park.