- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy is unveiling a new nature playground in Bay City.

The Bay City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1Xp4r6F ) Discovery Preserve park, which was renovated by the land conservancy in 2014, now features a playground with logs for climbing, boulders placed to serve as an obstacle course and a harp that’s played by dropping pebbles.

An opening event is planned Thursday afternoon.

Zak Branigan, executive director of the land conservancy, says the idea for the playground was to promote “unstructured play in a more natural environment.”

The playground cost about $13,000. The Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund through the Bay Area Community Foundation gave $7,000 toward the effort. The Michigan Baseball Foundation donated $3,500 for a small cabin on the site and other donors pitched in.

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