Each summer, the department plans and implements a park pavement maintenance project. The 2018 projects are summarized below:
New Trail Construction/Reconstruction
Projects include reconstruction segments of trail throughout the city, which are in poor condition and showing signs of severe surface raveling and large sections of trail in need of reconstruction.
Trail Improvement Projects
Wedgewood Heights Park - Tennis court reconstruction will take place as part of the annual Parks Pavement Project. This project will include initial borings to verify soils, followed by a totally new surface, new paint, new 10-foot black vinyl fence, additional drainage under the courts, some upgrades to benches and bench pads, including extending bench pad to incorporate job box, some trail repair following construction and drainage installation. This work is tentatively expected to wrap up in late October.
Fairway Meadows Park - Project includes color coating the basketball and tennis courts and basketball net adjusted to new standards.
Parks and Playgrounds
Windwood Passage Park - Future plans include replacing the existing playground with a new play structure, correcting drainage issues with the installation of a storm pond, and complete reconstruction of the tennis and basketball courts. This basketball court will meet new basketball standards. The playground is tentatively expected to be installed in September. Pond and court plans are in the final stages of completion. This work is also tentatively expected to begin at the end of August or early September. View the playground renderings.
Ridgegate Park - This playground is in the design phase with Flagship Recreation. Removal of the existing play structure will begin in September. A project timeline and updates will be provided as they become available.
Oehlke Park - Request for quotes have been sent out for two playgrounds in this park. One will be a traditional style playground and one will be a smaller, natural play area. Both playgrounds will be geared toward ages 5-12. This work is expected to be completed in November. Installation of a basketball court is expected to complete by the end of September, pending weather conditions.
- Stonemill Farms Park - Playground is now open! The playground surface has been replaced, as well as turf restoration and drainage improvements.