Landscaping work is still needed around the playground's edge before it will be opened up to the public (though many kids have still managed to try out the bridges and slides in recent months).
Work on the playground was delayed by the reconstruction of Lockwood's parking lot. The lot is now completed, but rain followed by cold weather further delayed work. We recently checked with city officials on the playground. They're hopeful they can get the work done this year.
(We're also told there's a new basketball court, but we missed it visiting the other day. We'll get pictures next time we're out at the park.)
Here's photos from the new playground:
The city needs to push dirt up to the concrete border that surrounded the playground to complete the project. The playground, which is built on a bouncy blue rubber surface, is designed to be fully accessible to wheelchairs, walkers and people who otherwise have a tough time crossing sand or woodchips.
Here's Lockwood's freshly paved parking lot.