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Northeast Times | January 28, 2022

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New Playgrounds Coming To Three Arlington Parks

New Playgrounds Coming To Three Arlington Parks

New playground equipment is coming to three Arlington parks, supporting the City Council priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods.

The new equipment and playground area improvements will take place at Marti Van Ravenswaay Park, Jake Langston Park and Carl Knox, Jr. Park. The new equipment will enhance playground safety by replacing older equipment at these locations.

The existing equipment is over 15 years old and needs replacement to meet current safety and industry standards. The existing equipment to be replaced is for children between 5 and 12 years old.

The scope of work includes demolition and removal of existing playground equipment, as well as removing the subsurface drainage and safety surfacing. The contract also includes the installation of new playground equipment including swings, slides and multiple climbing and spinning components. The new playground improvements also feature interactive, sensory and imaginative-play components. The playground design encourages strength building, hand-eye coordination, balance and problem-solving skills in children.

Council approval for purchase and construction of playground equipment, in the amount of $257,480, was received on June 25, 2019. The tentative start date for construction is early fall 2019. The construction is expected to be complete by winter 2020.

Ravenswaay Park Playground

Marti Van Ravenswaay Park

4601 Bowman Springs Road 

Specific improvements include replacement of the existing play equipment for children ages 5-12 years old and replacement of swings. The play equipment includes integral shade canopies, and the playground placement will take advantage of existing shade trees. New features such as a climbing wall, geoplex components and the flex-climber have been integrated in the design to offer challenge, excitement and fun. Construction will also include improvements and modifications to the playground area for code compliance.

Knox Park Playground

Carl Knox, Jr. Park

1200 Susan Drive

The improvements at this park include new playground equipment for children 5-12 years old and replacement of swings for all age groups. Additional play components include saddle spinners (for children between 2 and 5 years old) and a fly wheel spinner (for children between 5 and 12 years old.) Existing shade structure over the playground equipment will be retained.

Langston Park Playground

Jake Langston Park

​3888 W Mayfield Road

The improvements at this park include replacement of playground equipment for children 5-12 years old and replacement of swings for all age groups. Additional play components also include a spinner. The playground equipment features integral shade canopies.

Don’t live near these parks? Find out which beautiful public parks or other city amenities are close to you through the easy-to-use City of Arlington Neighborhood Amenities App.