A fire at Sue Bierman Playground in October 2021 resulted in damage to the park's play structure. The damage mainly impacted the boat structure and parts of the safety surfacing. The rest of the playground remains safe and structurally stable.
Rec and Park is currently working to rebuild the structure and make improvements to the surfacing. This is also providing us an opportunity to replace the rubber safety surface for the entire playground with new safety surface turf. Rec and Park has been working with the original architects for this site, and we have an agreed upon replacement for the KOMPAN play structure that has been designed with feedback from community members. The new play structure is currently going through final plan review in January 2022, which will be followed by a search for a contractor to install.
We hope to have contractors on site in spring 2022 and reopen the boat structure to the public in summer 2022, weather permitting.