Water attractions to replace E. coli contaminated sandboxes in Redwood City (VIDEO)

After identifying sandboxes in two Redwood City parks that were contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the city is renovating the parks, removing the sandboxes and replacing them with water attractions.

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For the past two years, Redwood City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services department has been waging war with two of the city’s sandboxes, which have suffered from recurring bouts of E. coli bacterial contamination. Having finally thrown up their hands, the parks department is ripping out the sand features at Stafford and Maddux Parks, and replacing them with water features. Construction began just before Thanksgiving, and should be completed by mid-January.

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