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Farmington Park Playground Finally Reopens

Post Date:02/08/2019 2:00 PM
Work on the first phase of the Farmington Park Playground Master Plan project is finally complete.

The first phase of the project has been a tedious one with a bulk of the work covering the installation of a new drainage system to prevent flooding around the park restrooms and play structures. This process was extremely laborious, as the contractor's crews ran into many unmarked water and electrical lines, and ultimately had to complete a majority of the digging by hand.

Phase one also brings park users new play equipment, which includes four swing sets and a mini spacenet (rope climbing apparatus). Of the four swing sets, a birds nest rope swing and two ADA swings were included. New, colorful safety play surfacing has also been installed alongside the new play equipment  In addition, the park entrance has been reconfigured and a looped walking trail has been created. There is still asphalt work to be completed on the walking trail; however, the asphalt will be poured while students are not in school.

As we look ahead to phase two of the project, park users can expect the existing basketball courts to be removed and the new multi-purpose court to be installed. In addition, more play structures will be installed, along with a ball wall.

The design contract for the second phase of the project is anticipated to go before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen by the end of February. Next steps in the process would be taking the construction contract out to bid between March and April. The construction contract would then have to go back before the board again for final approval in May. Work on phase two is scheduled to begin as soon as school lets out in May and will be completed during the summer.
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