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Plans taking shape for Peter Giles Jr. Park
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A checkerboard for Peter Giles Jr. Park is almost ready but work is still continuing on the sign for the newly-renamed park.

Rincon City Council renamed the park on Atlantic Avenue in May for the veteran and longtime community leader.

“We’re looking for things that add to that park for quality of life,” Rincon Recreation Coordinator David Wooten said.

One of the ideas is a large-scale checkerboard, with microwaveable tops from cooking utensils serving as the checkers.

“They have to get up and get around and interact,” Wooten said.

City Manager Michael Phillips said he’s seen such a board in use.

“It keeps them moving and it keeps them active,” he said.