Boundless Playground

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About the Project 
The FY2018 Capital Improvement Program includes $589,000 for the design, purchase and installation of a Boundless Playground at the Garden of the Five Senses.  

A boundless playground is designed for all children, including those with physical, developmental, cognitive, and sensor disabilities. The playground equipment allows children of all ages to experience independent, self-directed play.

Outreach Efforts
During an April 2017 City Commission meeting, the Commission gave staff direction to present the playground plan to the community and gain further feedback from those who would like to use the park.

In May 2017, City staff hosted a public workshop to gather ideas and feedback. City staff also led a conversation with its monthly T-Rec program participants at the George Mullen Activity Center. In June 2017, the City hosted an online survey in which more than 190 residents provided ideas. Ideas were also gathered through comments on social media posts about the project.

At the December 5, 2017 Commission meeting, staff presented a revised conceptual plan for the Boundless Playground. Commission provided direction to staff to investigate options for the addition of security cameras, a drinking fountain, and a wheelchair accessible swing. On February 13, 2018, staff presented wheelchair accessible equipment options to the Commission, and Commission approved moving forward with adding a sway fun glider (which allows two wheelchairs and two large benches for other passengers on a structure to rock back and forth), security cameras, and a water fountain to the project.

Current Phase

  • In September 2018, Commission approved naming this playground “Boundless Adventures.”
  • Two 53’ trucks arrived in mid-October delivering the all of the playground equipment components.
  • Installers for the playground company began the installation process in early November, and the equipment is in place and they are now installing the pour-in-place safety surface.
  • Staff is currently coordinating procurement of the security cameras; split-rail fencing; a gateway entrance sign; and a pervious sidewalk connection.
  • Watch for more information on the upcoming Grand Opening Celebration.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at parks@cityofnorthport.com.

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