Playgrounds

Project Summary

Replace playground equipment in 11 city parks.

Status: Construction Underway

Gower Park (24 Evelyn Avenue): Both installation and ADA access have been completed.

Holmes Park (111 Holmes Drive): Both installation and ADA access have been completed.

Newtown Park (15 Cagle Street): Installation completed and playground open. ADA access will be completed soon.

Pinckney Fludd Park (400 Pinckney Street): Installation completed and playground open. ADA access will be completed soon.

Juanita Butler Community Center  (2 Burns Street): Both installation and ADA access have been completed.

McKoy Park (19 Afton Avenue): Playground is open and awaiting final swing set to be installed in October. ADA access needs to be assessed for best possible route. The cosmetic grading and grass seeding are pending this fall.

Skyland Park (37 Skyland Drive): Installation completed. ADA access is not complete.

Rockwood Park (398 Meyers Drive): Installation is completed. Borders and ADA access will be completed in the upcoming weeks.

Railroad Mini Park (32 Becker Street): Installation is completed, playground open. Borders and ADA access need to be assessed for best possible route.

University Park (101 Brookside Circle): Construction anticipated mid-fall. Borders and ADA access needs to be assessed for best possible route.

McPherson Park (120 E. Park Ave.): Construction anticipated mid-fall. Borders and ADA access will be completed in the following 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.