Have dreams of owning a playground pirate ship?

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Wyoming Police Department has good news if you're ever wanted to have your own ship or playground.

The east-central Minnesota city is auctioning off two wooden playground pirate ships.

Both ships – one with a yellow slide and one with a blue slide – are considered in "good shape" and include a slide and ladder. They are 8 feet wide, 8 feet tall and 16 feet long, the auction website says.

https://www.facebook.com/wyomingmnpolice/posts/877081259102380

They were installed at local parks, but were recently removed because they no longer met Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, Chief of Police Paul Hoppe told BringMeTheNews. The city is auctioning them off because people have showed interest in wanting to put them in their backyard to use as their kids' jungle gym, he said.

It's not clear what will replace the ships at the parks, with Hoppe noting the city's parks board is working on figuring that out.

The auction goes until 3 p.m. on July 27, but could be extended. As of 12:36 p.m. Friday, the current price for the ship with the blue slide was $610, while the ship with the yellow slide had a high bid of $51.

The person who wins the auction must come pick up the ship, although the city will help the buyer load it on a flatbed trailer, the auction site notes.

Next Up

covid, vaccine

Minnesotans eligible for COVID shots only need to pre-register once for vaccine lottery

This is good news for people worried that they'd need to sign up every week.

police lights

2 people charged in separate Minneapolis homicides that happened hours apart

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest over $60, while a man is accused of accidentally shooting a victim on the man's birthday.

House for sale

Despite pandemic, Twin Cities housing market set records in 2020

Sales were up 7.7% in 2020 compared to the year before.

Target store inside

Target unveils 'limited-edition' home, lifestyle collection with Levi Strauss

The new collection will be available in some stores and everyone online Feb. 28.

Tim Walz

Walz's $52.4 billion budget increases school spending, raises taxes on wealthy

He says the budget will help level the playing field and ensure all Minnesotans have a fair shot at economic recovery,

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 12.55.00 PM

Pictures from Minnesota GOP's Deadwood retreat show no masks, no distancing

The pictures were shared in Chair Jennifer Carnahan's latest email newsletter.

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 26

The health departments provided new data daily at 11 a.m.

Sars-Cov-2

What health officials know, don't know about Brazil P.1 variant

Minnesota health officials confirmed the first case of the P.1 variant in the U.S.

christopher and banks

Christopher & Banks closing stores for good, laying off 361 people at Plymouth facility

The layoffs began earlier this month and will continue through March.

Screen Shot 2021-01-26 at 8.56.43 AM

Tributes, donations after death of popular South High School teacher

The fundraiser had raised more than $9,000 of its $15,000 as of Tuesday.

Related

Used Twin Cities playgrounds shipped overseas

Across the metro, suburban playgrounds are being taken down for reassembly overseas in areas that are in need a safe place for kids. Tunnel slides and climbing towers are making their way to such unlikely places as Kyrgyzstan, Ghana and Haiti, the Star Tribune reports.