Porter Park patrons will be swinging this spring

Village Shops-area park enthusiasts’ long, motionless nightmare is over.

After months of its equipment sitting in disrepair, Porter Park got a new crossbar and swing last week, ending a drought that left park patrons up in the air. Prairie Village Public Works reported last summer that the swings at Porter Park were damaged by “too-heavy swingers.”

But before you get too excited and schedule your kids swing-themed birthday party, note that there is only one swing on the new crossbar — not two, as there were before.

Keep an eye out for a review of the new installation when the weather improves.