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New playground opens at Barber Field


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BESSEMER - A new park with a playground for kids was recently built behind the centerfield fence of Barber Field in the Yale Location of Bessemer and has opened to rave reviews.

"I think it's wonderful especially with all the kids in the neighborhood. I know my grandkids really enjoy it, every night we got to take them down there," said Paulette Baldwin.

According to Bessemer city manager Charly Loper, city officials started looking into the idea of placing a park in Yale after discussions in April 2019 about how to best use grant funding from the Mic...