Ann Arbor Observer cover
Send YCS Students to DC
Ann Arbor Weather:
Monday October 14, 2019
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
pig

Missing pigs

Perilous art at County Farm Park

by David Erik Nelson

Published in January, 2009

Three bronze pigs have gone missing from the playground at County Farm Park. According to Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation deputy director Tom Freeman, the metallic mother and her three piglets that once clustered near the water trough were very popular with visitors, including children who delighted in playing on the sculptures. Unfortunately, these little piggies were not

designed with climbing and jumping in mind, and several injuries resulted-including what Freeman describes as "a significant puncture wound."

Efforts to decrease the pigs' threat level proved unsuccessful. "We tried to make a modification to the pigs by grinding down some surfaces," Freeman explains, "but it didn't work." Ultimately, only one was deemed safe enough to remain on the playground. But while the rest are gone, they're not forgotten: Freeman reports that he and his staff are looking for a safe way to reincorporate the pigs into the park's landscape.     (end of article)

[Originally published in January, 2009.]

 



 
Bookmark and Share
Print Comment E-mail

You might also like:

Nightspots: Tap Room
Restaurants - Mexican, Latin & Southwestern
LLamas in Ann Arbor
There's a story behind those double LLs.
Tim Athan
Haisley's Tails That Bind
Very Important Pets keep their humans connected.
Mary Louise O'Connell
Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret
Photo: Ouch
Reluctant Gym Rat
Fitting in at the county rec center
Nehama S. Glogower
Restaurants with Alcohol Served
A clickable zoomable map
Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
Central
Semi e news
First Church of Christian Science event
spark ann arbor