August 24, 2009

Update on Lockwood Park Playground

A widescale view of the new handicap-accessible playground at Lockwood Park. Once finished, ramps and a unique rubberized surface will make the playground a great place to play for anyone who has a hard time climbing steps or walking across sand or wood chips.

The new Lockwood Park playground is all built. Now it's just waiting for the blue, rubberized surface to be poured into place. That could happen as soon as this week, according to city officials.

The city is also set to accept a $500 donation from the Lions Club of Racine to buy two park benches for the playground. A committee will vote to accept the grant tonight, and the full council will act on it next Tuesday.

While work is completed on the playground, the city is also resurfacing the park's parking lot. Crews have already ripped out the old asphalt and workers were smoothing out dirt on Monday afternoon.

Once all of the work is complete, it'll be a nice upgrade for a park that not long ago was in disrepair. Now if they could just get those tennis courts repainted ...

The entrance road and parking lot at Lockwood Park was ripped out to make way for new asphalt. Crews were working on the project Monday.


  1. One of the many park improvements of many that will hopefully be made in the coming years. I hope Mayor Dickert will make the Parks and Recreation department in Racine a priority.

  2. Looking good!