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The once highly-controversial project to rebuild Penny Park will reach a conclusion Saturday when the new version of the park is dedicated with a noon-time ceremony.

City officials say there’ll be free hot dogs, chips and water for kids and grownups who turn out for the event in the park at 1500 Lake St.

Plans to replace the rotting wood playground structures at the park with ones made of plastic drew sharp community opposition That led eventually to adoption of a new plan to replace them with wooden structures redesigned to meet current accessibility and safety standards.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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