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Fairfield Hills Authority considering proposal for bicycle playground

The Fairfield Hills Authority is considering a proposal for a bicycle playground at the Fairfield Hills campus.  At their most recent meeting members heard that the facility for 3 to 12 year olds would include tunnels, seesaw tracks and zigzag turns.  Newtown Parks and Recreation Commission Director Amy Mangold says instruction and teaching kids how to ride safely will be the focus of the facility.  There is no proposed location for the bicycle playground.  Once that's decided, Parks and Rec will apply to the Planning and Zoning Department.  The Newtown Bike and Trail Committee supports the estimated $100,000 to $120,000 project, which would be paid for through grants, donations, in-kind services and town budget funding.