Elver Park Inclusive Playground: Contract - 2018 Elver Park Inclusive Playground

Last Updated: 07/16/2018

Parks will be replacing the playground at Elver Park in summer 2018!
The votes are in (see below) and colors selected for the all-new inclusive playground equipment coming to Elver Park.

The project to install the new, inclusive playground equipment, poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing, concrete surround path, and new benches needed to be rebid but has been opened and is anticipated to be awarded to single-bidder Madison Commercial Landscapes Inc. who submitted a bid of $299,146.80.
Work under this contract is anticipated to start in mid-August- approximately 3 weeks later than the original start date.

Please return to this page for updates on the project or contact Kate Kane, Project Manager, at (608) 261-9671 or kkane@cityofmadison.com.

Board equipment votes_Elver Feb18


BACKGROUND:
The first meeting to discuss the playground replacement at Elver Park in 2018 was held on 1/18/18 at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center (1201 McKenna Blvd).  At the session, attendees worked to layout the new playground and associated amenities such as benches and trees as well as discussing other options for this area of the park including relocation of the basketball court and relocation or removal of the path in this area in light of the new sidewalk along McKenna Blvd.  The boards from this component of the discussion are shown, below.

Also at the first meeting, attendees reviewed and discussed proposals from four playground equipment manufacturers and placed sticker votes on their preferred option.  Boards from the session are shown, below.  These boards were posted at the Elver Park Neighborhood Center (1201 McKenna Blvd) so that those unable to attend the first session could view the proposals and add their vote!


A follow-up session was held with the neighborhood in conjunction with the Elver Park Neighborhood Center's Black History Month Celebration on 2/22.

Parks staff worked with Little Tykes Commercial, the playground equipment manufacturer selected by the attendees at the first meeting, to refine their proposal to further reflect comments and input received via email and telephone call.  The revised proposals were posted for review & vote in EPNC's hallway and Parks presented a draft layout of where the equipment would be placed at the park.  The materials from the second session, can be seen by following the links, below:


Questions or comments regarding this project can be sent to Kate Kane, project manager, at kkane@cityofmadison.com or (608) 261-9671.