The city of Parsons is taking steps to improve its parks.
It recently put in a pirate ship playground at Mill Race Park. A kindergarten class will even have a competition to name it.
The park also plans to resurface the tennis court and add metal roofing to the pavilions. Plans also include new rest rooms, a splash park, and basketball and volleyball courts.
Officials said they want residents to enjoy their parks.
"The park has been let go for so many years. It was time to do something. We're trying to turn everything around here, make it more enjoyable for everybody," said Kennetha Greenlief, park board member.
"We're hoping all of this helps, and we're getting some downtown work done. With all of it, I think everybody is seeing the Harman money being really used," said Mayor Dorothy Judy.
Parsons gets $200,000 a year from the Harman fund. That money allocated goes to its parks and the city's wellness center
Members of the Parsons Park Board are Chris Bright, Greenlief, Timothy Auvil, Timothy Turner, and Janice McDaniel.
There's also plans for improvements at River City Park.