The Highland Park playground will be closed until May 1 to replace its base material, according to a news release from the Casper Parks Department.

The department closed the area on Friday.

“The area has been coned and taped off and the old fall material has been removed,” parks manager Randy Norvelle said.

City crews will lay down new rubberized mulch fall material and new concrete borders.

The $14,600 project is being funded by the park maintenance budget.  More information can be found at the city's website.