Odana Hills Park Playground Replacement - Contract: 2018 Playground Replacements Group 1

Last Updated: 06/27/2018

Work is nearly complete on the contract to replace the playground at Odana Hills Park - and the equipment can now be used!
Odana 6.27.2018


Contractor Madison Commercial Landscapes Inc., completed the majority of its work the week of June 18th, following a few delays due to the unusually large rainfall events that Madison received during the month of June.  With the removal of the orange construction fence from the playground footprint, the equipment is ready to be used!  The final component of the project, the paving of the short asphalt connector path linking the playground to the main N-S path at the park, is anticipated to be completed within the next 1-2 weeks. 

Please share this information and contact Kate Kane at (608) 261-9671 or at kkane@cityofmadison.com if you have any questions about the project.


Background:

Parks began public meetings to discuss the project in advance of the finalization of the budget to keep the planning and construction bidding process on-schedule for construction in 2018.  The first of two meetings was held on October 26th to discuss playground equipment age range, surfacing, proposed project location, timeframe and budget.  Materials from that session can be found at the links, below.

At the second meeting (on 12/7 at Sequoya Library) to vote from among two proposals from the manufacturer (Playworld) selected during the first workshop meeting, attendees selected Option 1 as the preferred proposal, with the request that the following modifications be made, if they can occur within budget and without altering the overall design substantially:  swap the Slither Slide for a Spiral Slide (similar to Option 2) and swap the Spiral Horizontal Ladder for the Round-About shown in Option 2.  Parks staff will work with the manufacturer to determine which, if any, of these requests can be incorporated into the Option 1 proposal, and will share the revision via email to the attendees from the meetings, the neighborhood association and on this site. The original proposals are shown, below, in the color (lime green and blue) and age-range (5-12) that were also selected during the first workshop session.


UPDATE: 
Thanks to a successful, neighborhood-led fundraising effort, the Option 1 proposal with both of the modifications described below will be the equipment installed at the park - well done!

  • Change the Slither Slide to a Spiral Slide; cost increase of $1,322.00
  • Change the Spiral Horizontal Ladder for a Round-About; cost increase of $969.00

 


Playground Workshop Session - October 26 at Midvale Elementary