Proposed Inclusive Play Expansion
Parks and Recreation has been approached by the Friends of Roseville Parks, a 501(c)3 organization who raises funds for the benefit of Roseville Parks and Recreation, regarding a significant donation to be used for an expansion of inclusive play opportunities in Roseville.
In recent months, an analysis of possible sites, possible project scope and feasibility was undertaken by parks and recreation staff, residents and consultants. That analysis has led to the currently proposed project: an enhancement of the current inclusive playground at Central Park, Victoria West.
This project will be funded entirely through a private donor, facilitated by the Friends of Roseville Parks. The project schedule will be determined based upon community feedback.
Based on the above analysis, needs of the community and the wishes of the donor, the following goals have been established for the project:
- Provide a unique, universal play experience for children and adults of all ability levels, including those that use wheelchairs and/or have additional needs
- Provide a "premier, first-class" experience
- Fit within the existing park infrastructure (not disruptive to existing park amenities/users)
- Provide outdoor fitness opportunities for adults of all ability levels
The concept plans provided are initial design concepts, designed explicitly to generate feedback from the community. It is anticipated that these designs will evolve after initial feedback has been received.
These plans will utilize much of the existing equipment (installed in 2015) as the basis for enhancements that will make the playground more universal and offer expanded and enhanced play opportunities.
Proposed Playground Renovations
To maximize the benefit of the existing structure, while improving the inclusivity, the following changes have been proposed:
- Replace all engineered wood fiber with "Poured In Place" or turf surface
- Complete the concrete "loop" around the play site
- Add additional play elements including a rolling slide, wee-go round, sensory tunnel and climbing features to the hillside areas.
- Add an additional "ramped area" to get from the concrete loop so that children in chairs have two options to access the climber/slide features.
Proposed Adult Fitness Elements
In addition to the inclusive play elements, this project proposes the addition of adult "fitness pods" to central park. Fitness pods are small workout areas that could be stationed at locations along the central park path to allow additional fitness options for park users.
Let us know which pieces of equipment are appealing to you and where you would suggest that we place them.
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Matthew L. Johnson, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director