Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) has posted the final design renderings for the new playground design at Carolwood Park. The park district is replacing another old and out-of-date playground in a continued effort to maintain recreational opportunities for young people that are up-to-date, safe and fun. GreenWorks helped THRPD develop a new playground design based on feedback from a public meeting and an online survey conducted earlier this year. In addition to the new playground equipment, new site amenities include: an ADA accessible pathway and ramp, a bench and picnic table. The new playground will be completed this summer. THPRD is looking for volunteers in the neighborhood to help with installation. More information can be found on the park district website.
GreenWorks joined Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District, the Beaverton Optimist Club, a representative from Ross Recreation and neighborhood volunteers last Saturday to install new playground equipment for Forest Hills Park Playground in Beaverton. THPRD Maintenance Department staff directed GreenWorks and other volunteers through the process, installing landscape structures play equipment including 4 swings, a play structure and a mobius climbing wall. Forest Hills Park is one of three area playgrounds slated for new equipment in addition to upgraded ADA accessibility, new site amenities, plantings for buffers and shading, and fencing and seat walls. Saturday’s installation brings a collaborative design between THPRD, GreenWorks and Ross Recreation to life, based on community feedback from the internet and public meetings.
Forest Hills is the second area park to be built by volunteers. John Marty underwent installation last month and is now open to the public. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/5/prweb8459301.htm. New play equipment will be installed at Raleigh Hills Park before the end of the month.
Special thanks to THPRD, GreenWorks staff, and all the volunteers that pitched in to make the playground installation a success. Forest Hills Park will open to the public in early July.
THE PROJECTS 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 The parks district is replacing old and out of date equipment at Forest Hills Park, Raleigh Hills Park and John Marty Park. 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.
The playground should be ready to enjoy this summer!