While the basketball courts and fence are being addressed this year, last night’s meeting with Mike Sturm, landscape architect and planner from Parks Department, focused on making primary decisions about the playground improvements.

The department’s process was explained to a committee, which formed from the attendees, and choices on age range usage, surfacing and equipment styles were made. The committee went with a natural wood product for new playground surfacing, which will replace the gravel currently there, and the PowerScape line from manufacturer GameTime was selected to generate equipment options.

Example from the PowerScape line.

Example from the PowerScape line.

Mike Sturm will take the information from the meeting, run some numbers, make some drawings, and schedule a second meeting for the committee to make more decisions, leading to an intended September installation. If you have input you’d like to share about playground improvements, send an e-mail and I’ll make sure it gets to the committee.

-Alfonso