Adventure Playground Renovation project
Since 1983, Adventure Playground has offered summer camp opportunities and school year programming to children, but this one-of-a-kind facility is aging. The public input portion of the Master Plan process was designed to receive feedback from residents on future site improvements, amenities, and new program opportunities.
Several project meetings have occurred including public outreach workshops. At the February 21, 2019 Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, a final draft of the conceptual plan was presented to the Commission. A summary of the project and a color conceptual plan is also available by viewing the February 21, 2019 Parks and Recreation Commission agenda.
At the March 21, 2019 Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, the Commission approved the Adventure Playground Master Plan conceptual design. The report is available by viewing the March 21, 2019 Parks and Recreation Commission agenda.
Following the Parks and Recreation Commission's approval, the Adventure Playground Master Plan was presented and approved by the City Council on April 16, 2019. The report and presentation are available by viewing the April 16, 2019 City Council meeting agenda.
ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND CONCEPTUAL PLAN
Construction plans and specifications were developed and the City Council approved and awarded the project to Lehman Construction, Inc. at the July 20, 2021 City Council meeting. Renovation of Adventure Playground began in September 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2022. The project will improve historically popular amenities including a new zip line, whiffle ball field, waterslide, water features, fort building, and a maze area. New amenities will include a splash pad, onsite restrooms, shade structure, and a treehouse play structure.
Exciting renovation progress is underway and beginning to take shape at Adventure Playground! The installation of each of the shelters (equipment rooms, wood shop area, wood storage area, main entry, and large shade area) are completed. Work has started on the streambed which will have two water hand pumps where children will be able to experience creative water play. The splash pad is taking form as the perimeter boulders have been placed, the rock sculptures were installed, and the concrete is being poured to form the pad which will be approximately 100 feet long by 40 feet wide. The zip line play feature, made of natural wood, has been installed and will include two 100-foot zip lines along with a soft surface rubber flooring for children to enjoy safely. These are just a few more tangible signs of what's coming soon! Our anticipation is high as this project with new amenities becomes more real every day! The community can look forward to a late fall 2022 opening for the new, state-of-the-art, Adventure Playground! View the construction video of the progress made to date.