Playground Projects

The City uses a “best value” approach for the replacement of playgrounds. This approach asks local playground suppliers to respond to a Request for Proposal that includes playground designs based on best practice criteria that satisfy physical, sensory, social-emotional and cognitive play features while allowing the provider to use their expertise and artistic abilities. The provider is expected to provide a proposal that fits within the space and budget available.  

Upcoming Projects: Alimagnet and Coventry Court Playgrounds

Alimagnet and Coventry Court Park playgrounds are more than 20 years old and are in some of the worst conditions in the park system. When equipment reaches 20 years or older, there can be a higher frequency of broken equipment, part replacement challenges and general safety issues.  

Vote For Your Favorite Playground Design

Everyone can vote and all ages are welcome! Voting is open from May 15 to June 5. 

Icon of computer mouse pointer clickingAlimagnet Park

Icon of computer mouse pointer clickingCoventry Court Park

Our commitment to community engagement

Staff will communicate this project and engage the community in the project by placing a sign at the playground in the spring, provide a playground project website, promote through social media and neighborhood postcards, and seek feedback through surveys and onsite open houses. At the conclusion of the engagement process, staff will work with the preferred provider to refine the final design as needed.

Lowercase i in a circle indicating informationWe’ll be popping out to Coventry Court Park on Thursday, May 18 and to Alimagnet Park on Wednesday, May 31 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Stop by, say hello and tell us about your park experience. The new playgrounds are scheduled to be installed late this fall or spring 2024.