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Comment: Yea, I thought it was overpriced

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Yea, I thought it was overpriced

I thought the budget seemed unusually large. Contributing factors:
- Playground equipment is almost exclusively sold to towns and schools, surely inflating the price
- Much of the heavy work such as excavation had to be performed by Massachusetts union scale workers
- Don't know the details, but the architects and lawyers may have charged a bundle. I'm not sure what kind of prophylactic legal stuff you need before putting up something that kids play (and get hurt) on.
- This picture only shows about a quarter of what went in.

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