Based on community input, the Panhandle Playground design team has made the following updates to the design for the new playground (for those of you who participated in Workshop 3 and / or completed our online survey, we have combined Alternatives 2 and 3):
- Includes swings for tots and older kids and sand play area
- Rockers and carousel for tots removed
- Tot spinner added
- Reduced sand play area buffer allows for larger sand box
- Converted majority of embankment area from planting to playable surface for kids
Please see annotated plan for the concept design here (click on the graphic to enlarge):
Staff will be presenting the concept design to the Recreation and Park Commission Capital Committee on Wednesday, February 7 (hearing starts at 2 pm, City Hall Room 416) and, pending approval by the Commission, will move forward with detailed design in March 2018 in order to be able to open the new playground by November 2019. Public comment is welcome. Please let us know if you would like to speak in support of the new playground.
Thank you for your patience and support as we have worked over the past nine months to collect your ideas and move through several iterations with our design team. We are happy with this design and feel it is reflective of community desires.
We will continue to publish blog posts and email our project outreach list as we move into detailed design and construction documentation.