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Farmington Park Update

Post Date:08/02/2018 4:00 PM
Work for Phase 1 of the Farmington Playground Master Plan is currently underway. Park users should expect full closures which could last up to three months. The contractor has barricaded and closed off portions of the park. The contractor has begun digging trenches for the new drainage pipe system. New drains will be installed to prevent flooding around the restrooms and existing play structure areas. A looped waking track, three new play structures and a new entrance to the playground with a gathering plaza are also included within this first phase.

Temporary access to the Farmington School campus from the park parking lot has been created. There is signage on site that designates the construction boundaries and shows temporary access points to and from the school to the parking lot area. A section of the parking lot will be sectioned off as a staging area for construction equipment. Parking will not be available in that area and pedestrians need to stay clear as there will be heavy duty machinery. In addition, if students are dropped off and/or picked up at the parking lot adjacent to the park, they will not be allowed to cut through the park to get to the building. Students must walk on the sidewalk all the way to the front entrance of the building. Teachers and staff members will be on hand during drop-off and dismissal to divert pedestrian traffic from cutting through the park. View a parking and traffic map here.

Neighborhood users will be able to access the tennis courts throughout most of the construction. While the basketball court and existing play structure will remain in place until Phase 2 of the project, park users are asked to refrain from using the equipment until further notice. Parks and Recreation will be providing school administration and the physical education program with funds to purchase games and other portable play equipment for the students to use during recess while the playground is unavailable.
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