Playgrounds

Project Summary

Replace playground equipment in 11 city parks.

Status

Construction scheduled for May 28-June 29 of 2018.


After completing a comprehensive assessment of all city parks, recreation facilities and amenities and developing a priority list of improvements, the City launched the Neighborhood Parks Program (NPP) earlier this year to address safety and equity issues and increase recreation uses citywide. Through the NPP initiative, the City is investing $2.8 million to make targeted improvements in a total of 24 neighborhood park spaces, with improvements ranging from lighting, fencing and trail/court resurfacing to the construction of new restrooms and the repair/replacement of pedestrian bridges in McPherson Park. The NPP funding will also be used for large-scale projects like development of the former Cleveland Park Stables property and creation of an updated master plan for Cleveland Park.

One of the larger NPP projects involves the installation of new playground equipment in 11 neighborhood parks. This project is scheduled to begin on May 29 and weather permitting, will take approximately four weeks to complete. The new equipment is designed for ages five through 12 and is ADA-accessible. Once the new equipment is in place, new safety surfacing will be added to the play areas. The size and design of each playground will vary from park to park, but each will include a variety of climbing, balancing, sliding and spinning elements. The playgrounds at Gower Park and the Juanita Butler Community Center will also include zip lines. Below is the playground installation schedule:

Week of May 28

Gower Park (24 Evelyn Avenue)

Holmes Park (111 Holmes Drive)

Week of June 4

Juanita Butler Community Center (2 Burns Street)

McKoy Park (19 Afton Avenue)

Newtown Park (15 Cagle Street)

Week of June 11

Pinckney Fludd Park (400 Pinckney Street)

Railroad Mini Park (32 Becker Street)

Rockwood Park (398 Meyers Drive)

Week of June 18

Skyland Park (37 Skyland Drive)

West Washington Park (W Washington Street)

University Park (101 Brookside Circle)