Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Three New Playgrounds in Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District

Kids in the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District will soon have three new playgrounds to enjoy. The parks district is replacing old and out of date equipment at Forest Hills Park, Raleigh Hills Park and John Marty Park as part of their capital improvement projects. GreenWorks is helping THPRD develop playground designs and solicit feedback from the public. Along with the playground designs will be upgrades to ADA accessibility, the addition of site amenities including benches and picnic tables, planting for buffers and shading, fencing and seat walls.

THPRD and GreenWorks held public meetings earlier this year to get feedback on the playground designs as well as receiving feedback on the internet. The neighbors are excited about the new equipment and were able to steer us in the right direction for the design of their new park. Below are some of the drawings developed by young neighbors of John Marty Park. Some are easier to translate than others!

My favorite design elements include the Landscape Structures Mobius Climber (provided by Ross Recreation Equipment) at Forest Hills Park. The kids are sure to love the Dynamo Apollo Spinner (provided by Game Time) at Raleigh Park. A sand and water play area at Raleigh Park will feature a Farm Hand Pump from Goric that gets kids moving and saves on water from a direct water line into the sand. 

The playgrounds should be done by summer! Stay tuned for installation photos as the GreenWorks team volunteers to install the equipment at Forest Hills Park. 

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