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Black Dog ParkBlack Dog park area, 1999.
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Skyland Park areaIn 2013: Skyland Playground was replaced, expanded and renamed.

It was rebranded as the Burnsville Lions Playground, in honor of the group's $50,000 contribution to the effort.

Skyland Playground was built in 1990 with funds and volunteers from a business named Skyline Displays. The distinctive wooden castle structure was dismantled in November. City staff told the Parks & Natural Resources Commission that the 22-year-old playground equipment had exceeded its life expectancy and become unsafe.

Originally, the city had set aside $350,000 for the playground's eventual replacement, but budget strictures reduced the fund by $100,000, Schultz told the commission. In view of the shortfall, Schultz and his employees began seeking private donations in exchange for naming rights. The city's solicitation gave some members of the commission cause for concern, including Len Nachman, who wanted a guarantee of sorts that the playground wouldn't be "given some funky name" just for money.
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Skyland Park areaIn 2013: Skyland Playground was replaced, expanded and renamed. It was rebranded as the Burnsville Lions Playground, in honor of the group's $50,000 contribution to the effort.

Skyland Playground was built in 1990 with funds and volunteers from a business named Skyline Displays. The distinctive wooden castle structure was dismantled in November. City staff told the Parks & Natural Resources Commission that the 22-year-old playground equipment had exceeded its life expectancy and become unsafe.

Originally, the city had set aside $350,000 for the playground's eventual replacement, but budget strictures reduced the fund by $100,000, Schultz told the commission. In view of the shortfall, Schultz and his employees began seeking private donations in exchange for naming rights. The city's solicitation gave some members of the commission cause for concern, including Len Nachman, who wanted a guarantee of sorts that the playground wouldn't be "given some funky name" just for money.
     
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