An Okotoks playground will be closed all week while it undergoes some upgrades.

The playground at the Lion's Park Campground in Okotoks, known as Rich's Playground, is getting a new play structure.

In April of 2021 and February of this year, the town held surveys to see what kind of structure locals wanted to see.

The first survey showed that residents preferred a "nature-based design," with the exact design chosen in the second one.

Now, it's coming to fruition.

As long as the weather cooperates, it's expected to be closed from August 22-September 8 while the work is underway.