Playgrounds

Project Summary

Replace playground equipment in 11 city parks.

Status: Construction scheduled for May 28-July 27 of 2018.

Gower Park (24 Evelyn Avenue): Installation completed June 15. Borders for zipline and ADA features will be completed by mid-July.

Holmes Park (111 Holmes Drive): Installation completed June 15.

Newtown Park (15 Cagle Street): Construction on going until Monday, June 25. Borders and ADA features will be completed by mid-July.

Pinckney Fludd Park (400 Pinckney Street): Old playground removal begins June 21. Installation of new playground scheduled for June 22-27. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

Juanita Butler Community Center (2 Burns Street): Installation scheduled for June 22-29. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

McKoy Park (19 Afton Avenue): Current playground removal scheduled for Tuesday, June 26. Installation of new playground scheduled for June 27-July 3. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

West Washington Park (W Washington Street): Construction anticipated July 9-13. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

Skyland Park (37 Skyland Drive): Construction anticipated July 9-13. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

Rockwood Park (398 Meyers Drive): Construction anticipated July 16-20. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

Railroad Mini Park (32 Becker Street): Construction anticipated July 16-20. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.

University Park (101 Brookside Circle): Construction anticipated July 23-27. Borders and ADA features will be completed the following two weeks.


Project Details

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.