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Before: The Botanical Grdens playground, built using donated equipment from the 2017 America's Cup Village Kids Zone (File Photograph by Akil Simmons)
After: The Botanical Gardens Playground area this week after the playground equipment was dismantled. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

A playground at the Botanical Gardens donated by The America’s Cup just three years ago has been dismantled because the structures were in “a severe state of disrepair“.

The nautically-themed play area designed by Austrian company Arti featured equipment including rocking “catamarans” and climbing nets and was opened in September, 2017.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Parks said: “The Department of Parks can confirm that due to significant health and safety concerns, a decision was made to dismantle the Botanical Gardens playground equipment.

“The decision was made to ensure that children using the equipment were not injured.”

The children's play area installed at the America's Cup Village was donated to Government by the event organisers. (File photograph)

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Published January 21, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated January 21, 2021 at 5:59 pm)

Donated America’s Cup playground dismantled

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