SCRANTON, Pa. — Repairs on a popular community treehouse in northeastern Pennsylvania will be delayed.

The Times-Tribune reports the closure of the David Wenzel Treehouse in Scranton will extend into 2018. Officials closed the popular Nay Aug Park attraction in May because of safety concerns that stemmed from structural issues.

Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority solicitor Timothy Corbett says preliminary design work has started. The Scranton-based engineering firm Greenman-Pedersen has taken on the project.

According to officials, repairs will cost at least $20,000. Mayor Bill Courtright says the city will work with the recreation authority to find a way to finance the project.

The treehouse was opened in 2007. It has become a favorite backdrop for couples exchanging vowels.

Information from: The Times-Tribune,

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