The installation is now in full gear. There are parts and pieces all over the place, but rest assured that it is starting to come together!
A shout-out to the great crew members who are working in cold and wet conditions to get this project completed! If you're passing by the playground, please give them a "thumbs up" for a job well done.
EXCITING DELIVERY! - Dec 12th
An intriguing piece of equipment was delivered to Piper Park on Monday morning. Our apologies to the Larkspur Walkers for the inconvenient timing of the big rig arriving just as the Walkers were getting into their cars to leave. City staff did a great job of traffic control and no walkers or tree stumps were bruised in the process!
The heavy rains have made the playground into a mud pit!
The installation crew has been delayed by rain days, needing to pump out water before they can start work and slow movement in muddy conditions. They are working as fast as they can, but the project is about a week or two behind schedule.
MAIN POSTS GO IN - Dec 7th
The posts for the two new play structures go into the ground. The fun is starting!
DOWN TO BARE DIRT - Dec 2nd
The existing playground surfacing has been removed and all ready to start laying out where the new play structures are going in. The crew will work on putting in new ADA pathways and ramps.
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS - Nov 21st
The safety fencing up and the old equipment has been pulled down!
ONE LAST LOOK AT THE OLD PLAYGROUND!
The wait is almost over! The renovation of Piper Park playground is scheduled to start on Monday, November 21st. Some very exciting and dynamic pieces of play equipment are going, and we are very excited! No spoilers -- unless you want to stop by and check out the progress yourself! The project is expected to take approximately 5-6 weeks. Here some of the steps needed:
install construction fencing
remove wood fiber surfacing and level out (grade) the site
demo existing play equipment. (For public safety, the swings area will be closed during construction and reopen along with the new playground.)
remove non-ADA pathways and pour new ADA-compliant concrete pathways and ramps
begin play equipment installation (this will take 2-3 weeks---there is a lot of fun equipment going in!)
This project was made possible by County of Marin, Measure A funding, as well as Developer Park fees.
The people have spoken -- Option A "In the Woods" was the favorite!
We conducted a survey in Spring 2016 and asked people to select their preferred theme for the new playground. Over 2/3 of the survey respondents* selected the nature-themed, post-and-deck playground structures.
Timing for the new playground project has tentatively been discussed for Fall 2016. The City is in the final stages of securing grant funding for this exciting new project. Check back for updates.