Rocket Park opening waiting for warmer temps

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Maplewood’s Rocket Park was closed after the historic flooding in St. Louis last July  — flood waters mixed gravel and possible contaminants with the cushioned playground surface, according to Maplewood’s director of public works, Anthony Traxler. The surface needed to be replaced. The city approved the purchase in September but it didn’t arrive in the city until December due to supply issues.

Traxler said the installation requires five consecutive days of temperatures above 50 degrees for the glue involved to do its job, and that’s what is holding up the park’s opening now.

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