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Apr 10, 2012 9:35 AM by AP

Katrina-damaged playground reopens in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans has reopened a playground closed since Hurricane Katrina hit the city in August 2005.

It took $833,000 in disaster grants, city bond money and money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to rebuild Comiskey Park and Playground.

A news release says the basketball pavilion was rebuilt with new goals and lights, and the shared baseball diamond and football field has been re-graded and sodded.

The concession building was gutted and rewired, with a new roof.

There's new playground equipment on a rubber padded court, and there's a new fence around the whole park.

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