Playground equipment

New playground equipment is being installed at Heritage Circle Park, Hunter's Ridge Park, San Sevaine Park and Fontana Park.

Just in time for summer, state-of-the-art playground equipment is being installed at Heritage Circle Park, Hunter's Ridge Park, San Sevaine Park and Fontana Park.

Crews from the Public Works Department began installing the new playground equipment in April.

The playgrounds at San Sevaine and Hunter's Ridge Park are complete and now open. Heritage Circle Park and Fontana Park are currently under construction and expected to open soon.

Not only an array of colors, the playground upgrades include American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible features, such as play panels at ground level, music and cognitive components.

All structures were designed for the 5-12 age group with the idea that children of all abilities can play, according to a city news release.

The new equipment also includes traditional slides and climbing features to encourage physical development and fitness, along with shade coverage to protect children from the sun as they play.

Fontana Park and Heritage Circle Park will feature ADA wheelchair ramps on play structures, a "Cruiser" motion rocker accommodating up to 12 children of all abilities, and the popular "Volta Spinner" which accommodates up to nine children.

All play areas were finished with appropriate safety surfaces, as well as engineered wood chips and poured-in-place rubber to help protect against injury.

Local residents are invited to explore one of the new playgrounds or visit any of the 45 parks throughout the city and enjoy a variety of open play spaces and amenities for all ages and abilities.

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