The City is committed to creating engaging play spaces: a total of 10 playgrounds were upgraded in 2018; and the Kiwanis playground in the 2019-20 budget year. Timmons Park playground will be replaced in the 2020-2021 budget year.
TIMMONS PARK PLAYGROUND REPLACEMENT
The existing Timmons Park playground was last replaced in 2003. With feedback gathered during a public survey of park users and neighbors, the Parks and Recreation Department has selected the playground pictured above.
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD PARK IMPROVEMENT PLAN
The Neighborhood Park Program (NPP) initiative calls for replacement of 1-2 playgrounds each year. The City launched the NPP in 2018, investing $3.6 million to make targeted improvements in neighborhood parks. In the first NPP cycle, the City upgraded 24 park spaces and replaced a total of 10 playgrounds to address a backlog of needs. This replacement program keeps the department’s focus on safety, ensuring that playgrounds are replaced at the end of their useful life.