Brand new, fully accessible playground equipment will soon be installed at Briar Ridge and Jack Purdie Parks in Amherstburg, replacing equipment that had to be removed for safety and liability reasons.
Council approved a contract with an upset limit of $550,000 with New World Park Solutions for the installation of new equipment and rubber safety surfacing in the parks at our meeting Monday night. The designs and amenities for each playground can be seen in the pictures below and were based on consultations held with the residents of the neighbourhoods surrounding the parks.
“The RFP sought creative and original custom designs based on the results of the public surveys,” said a report to Council. “Evaluation of the proposals were based on play value, challenge, creativity, and how well accessible components were integrated into the design, aesthetics, use of space, number of children the playground could accommodate as well as the overall layout and proposal package.”
The equipment for Jack Purdie Park revolves around a nature theme and includes multiple slides, a vine climber, a log tube, a magnifying panel, nature sounds panel and a rock blocks climbing wall. The equipment for Briar Ridge Park is bursting with colour and features castle-like elements with multiple slides and climbers.
The designs look amazing and I’m excited to see shovels in the ground and kids on the slides!
Thanks to the residents for providing input and to staff for getting these projects across the goal line.