Barrington Park improvements (May 2014 update)

slide closeup Parks and Rec Department has installed new playscapes and swings to replace the very old and worn-out equipment at the shared Barrington school playground and city park. They also installed an engineered wood fiber surface in place of the pea gravel and rubber mat. This will eventually pack down and provide a surface that’s safe for falls, and accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Barrington Proposed Equip pictures 050914_1Other improvements over the past year include additional trash cans for the soccer field, new benches, and signage for the Slayton entrance.

The replacement adult exercise equipment is ready to be ordered, and will probably be installed this summer. Marathon Kids has offered to help organize a class to talk about the best way to use the equipment, and how to incorporate it into a circuit or interval training routine.

Barrington Fit Equip replacement 2014 draft 050914_1 closeupThe landscape architect designed an arrangement with a separate adult area. This will allow parents to exercise within eyesight of their children or other family members using the playground, covered play area, and soccer field.

Barrington Fit Equip replacement 2014 draft 050914_1

She also developed locations for shade trees, to the west of the playscapes and exercise equipment, as well as along Rundberg. We’ll need to keep working with the city and the school district to arrange for irrigation to get those trees planted, and to install a water fountain for the soccer field. Contact the neighborhood team if you’d like to help, with volunteers or through a business sponsorship.

Neighborhood Plan Objective P.1: Improve Barrington Park facilities.

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