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City closing seat-sizzling slides after complaints of burned bottoms

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Jul 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-07 16:17:33-04

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – An issue at a local park is giving the phrase “pants on fire” a whole new meaning.

City officials have decided to close the slides at Mountview Park at 1651 E. Fort Union Blvd. after complaints of burned bottoms and toasted tooshies.

Officials said the short-searing slides and accompanying scorching structures will be closed until further notice.

Authorities are installing fences around the rump-roasting rides this week because they said the various warning signs posted for parents aren’t working.

Cottonwood Heights officials stated online:

“The park itself will remain open as the city works to find a solution to protect children from the effects of the summer sun on the park equipment. The splash pad, tennis courts, basketball court, soccer fields, restrooms, pavilion and walking path will remain accessible to the public during the slide structure closure.”

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