The new adult workout area is a request from the Friends of Franklin Square, who unsuccessfully applied for a COF award and then sought other sources to implement multiple community initiated improvements. The scope of work for this improvement was as confirmed by the community at the 2/24/16 neighborhood meeting.
Lighting and Equipment
The project received $120K Eastern Neighborhood Benefit Funds for the improvement costs which includes a two-level parallel horizontal bar, parallel bars, horizontal ladder.
Because of little illumination along the western area of the park, the community requested several lights along this edge. With $25K funded by the Supervisor’s Office, several lamp fixtures will be attached to the athletic field fence poles illuminating the west path and patch of green.
The field was replaced in early 2017 and is now open to the public.
The project received Rec and Park Commission Approval in 2017 and will be bid early 2018 to complete construction later in 2018.
Franklin Square scope of improvements has been expanded to meet access code requirements and site constraints. The specific items are: Access: When the path leading to the exercise equipment is made accessible, the slope to the neighboring paths are increase requiring new steps and handrails for safety. Drainage: Leveling the … Continue reading