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Park Projects and Repairs
- Emancipation Park Splashpad & Playground Areas – January 6, – June 2023
The Emancipation Park splashpad and playground areas will be closed to public for the next six months, starting January to June 2023. During that time, contractors will be performing the following work site landscaping and irrigation renovation and/or replacement along with miscellaneous repairs for benches, dugout shade, bollards, and site features. The playground fall surface with be removed and replaced and several play pieces will be replaced and/or relocated on-site. Two of the three splash pads will be removed and replaced with a typical HPARD mechanical system. Existing pavers will be repurposed as needed with new pavers being installed at the main splash pad along Hutchins.
- Forum Park - August 2022 - Winter 2023
Forum Park will be closed for construction starting August 11, 2022. The scope of work for the park improvements include constructing a new mini-pitch, a new parking lot, a new half- court basketball court, add a shade structure to the playground area, upgrade park lighting, replace a portion the trail with new concrete and construct new concrete trail and resurface the remaining walking trails, install new park benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains, associated drainage, and detention.
- Harwin Park - February 14, 2022 - Winter 2023
A portion of Harwin Park will be closed for construction of a new playground beginning on February 14. The scope of work for this project includes demolishing the existing play structures, concrete border, fall surface, and sidewalks and constructing a new playground area including playground equipment, border, fall surface, seat walls, walkways and ramps, picnic tables and benches, drinking fountain and associated drainage, detention, tree plantings and irrigation.
- Hermann Brown Sprayground Restroom – August 18, 2022 – Until Further Notice
The Herman Brown Park Sprayground Restroom will be closed beginning August 18, 2022 until further notice for repairs to the Lift Station.
- Margret Jenkins Park - Playground Equipment - October 18, 2022 – Until Further Notice.
Due to safety concerns, Margret Jenkins Playground Equipment will be removed on October 18, 2022.
- Mecom Fountain - March 20, 2023 – Until Further Notice
Due to Pump/Motor repairs the Fountain will be closed beginning March 20, 2023, until further notice.
- Moses Leroy Park Playground & Seating Areas – March 6 - 24, 2023
Playground replacement at Moses Leroy Park, 3100 Trulley St., will begin the week of March 6th with an anticipated 3 week construction duration. During this time the playground and seating areas around it will be closed to the public. The basketball pavilion will not be affected.
- Proctor Plaza - Tennis Courts – March 1 - 13, 2023
Due to Resurfacing the Tennis Court will be closed beginning March 1, 2023. They will be completed and reopen on March 13, 2023 weather permitting.
- Sunnyside Park Small Pool - July 19, 2022 - Until Further Notice
The Sunnyside Park Small Pool will be closed beginning July 19, 2022, for plaster repairs.
- T. C. Jester Park - Playground Construction - January 2022 - Winter 2023
A portion of T. C. Jester Park will be closed for construction of a new playground beginning on January 11. The scope of work for this project includes demolishing the existing play structures, concrete border, fall surface, and sidewalks and constructing a new playground area including playground equipment, border, fall surface, water feature, sidewalk, fence, drinking fountain, picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, grading and storm drainage, trees and irrigation.