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Playground Renovations

The Department’s Playground Renovation Program replaces deteriorating play equipment and provides small scale enhancements in playgrounds and parks throughout the City.  The program ensures that the City’s 35 play areas are scheduled to comply with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards for Public Playgrounds.  Many playgrounds have outdated equipment that no longer comply with current safety standards.  Renovations include conversion from an engineered mulch surfacing to a more durable and resilient rubberized surfacing made from recycled rubber. 

 


Completed Renovations

  • Mount Jefferson Park, 301 Hume Ave.- Completed October 2012
  • James Mulligan Park, 3000 S. 28th St.- Completed October 2010
  • Landover Park, 3315 Landover St.- Completed September 2010
  • Stevenson Park,  300 Stultz Rd.- Completed December 2010
  • Tarleton Park, Holmes Run/Wheeler Ave.- Completed December 2010

Future Renovations

Renovations are determined according to play equipment conditions and renovation history.  Renovations typically occur every 15-20 years, with minor upgrades and repairs as needed.  The renovation schedule is submitted each year for Capital Funding approval.  The most recent schedule is from the FY2014 Approved Capital Budget and is subject to change.

 


Scheduled Renovations Calendar 2014-2015

 

 

 LocationHooffs Run Park, 99 E. Rosemont  Ave.  

Project: Playground Renovation; Improvements include replacement of existing play equipment, rubberized safety surfacing, new site furnishings, and plantings.

Funding: Capital Improvement Program, Playground Renovation Program

Status:   Construction Phase

 Start Date: Late Spring 2014
End Date:  Summer 2014

Contact: To email the Project Manager, click here.

Project News: 

  • Coming soon!  Construction Information Meeting, to be scheduled this spring.
  • The City's Purchasing Department is currently procuring construction services for the renovation .  A construction contract is anticipated to be awarded this spring. 
  • Second Open House scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 at the playground.  The Open House will be held at the following times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather the Open House will be cancelled.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming playground renovation, review the revised playground plan and provide feedback to City staff. 
  • View the PLAYGROUND PLAN and PLAY EQUIPMENT (updated October 23). 
  • View the comment responses to the October 3 community feedback (updated October 23).
  • Playground Open House scheduled for Thursday, October 3 at the playground.  The Open House will be held at the following times:  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather the Open House will be cancelled.  Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the upcoming playground renovation, view project plans and provide feedback to City staff.  Water and refreshments will be available.   
  • View the concept plan and playground equipment options
  • Take the Hooffs Run Park Playground Survey!  Your responses are important to us and will help guide the new playground design. 
 






 

Location: Armistead L. Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Blvd.  (next to Samuel Tucker School)

Project: Playground Renovation
                Renovation includes: rubber safety surfacing, new play equipment, tennis and basketball court re-surfacing, site furnishing replacement, and accessibility improvements. 

Funding: FY2012 Capital Funding; Playground Renovation Program

 Status: Construction Phase

Start Date:   Early Spring 2014 (Construction)
End Date:     Summer 2014

Contact: To email the Project Manager, click here.

Project News: 

 

 

1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4343
Fax: 703.838.6344
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8 am - 5 pm

James B. Spengler
Director
703.746.5500