Due to the beautiful fall weather we were enjoying at the end of September, an extension to mid-October was allowed for people to respond to our follow-up survey. Thank you to the residents for completing the survey. Once again, we received some great feedback about the park’s improvements that people would like to see.
Pour in place surfacing from recycled tires, which is similar to the spray deck surfacing, will replace sand except for a small area beside a tree with engineered wood fibre around it. Pour in place has the advantage of accessibility, and it is possible to incorporate play with the design of the surfacing. While specific grants fund the recycled aspect of the pour in place, this decision requires a significantly greater fundraising commitment.
Working with City of Edmonton representatives, the committee was tasked with determining a pathway in the park’s southern part. In the surveys, there were requests for an accessibly wide path. In keeping with a strong expression of the nature-themed playground’s desire, the walkway will have a granular surface.
There will be some trimming of trees and shrubs in the southwest part of the park to improve sightlines.
The new spinning piece is very popular, and we will work it into a new play design.
Please support the fundraising efforts of the Park Redevelopment Committee.