Indian Hills Park Playground Replacement - Contract: 2018 Playground Replacements Group 1 (8154)

Last Updated: 07/09/2018

Work is nearly complete to replace the playground at Indian Hills Park - the playground can now be played on!

Please note: work on the park's asphalt bike path has been underway concurrent to the completion of the playground and visitors will still see construction fence in place with proximity to the playground.  The final components of the playground project: asphalt connector path linking to bike path and seed & mat of the disturbance area will be completed along with the completion of the bike path pavement.

Please proceed with caution to the playground site and Parks respectfully asks visitors to please refrain from walking on the gravel base currently in place on the bike path - keeping this surface consistent (and free from footprints/irregularities) will speed the completion along!
IndianHills 7.9.2018


Contractor Madison Commercial Landscapes, Inc., who submitted the lowest (and only) bid received of $122,248.50 at the opening on 3/22/18 has been working at the site in conjunction with subcontractor Dresen Decks & Patios, who have been installing the playground equipment at the prepared sites under the contract.  When the finishing grading has been completed and seeding and matting have been installed, the orange construction fence will be removed and the playground will be open!

Work under the contract also includes the replacement of the Dudgeon School Park playground - which will begin after school lets out in early June and the replacement of the playground at Odana Hills Park, which completed the week of June 18th. All sites within the contract are anticipated to be completed on or before early August 2018.

Please share this information and contact Kate Kane at (608) 261-9671 or at kkane@cityofmadison.com if you have any questions or would like to provide input on 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.

There were no attendees from the neighborhood present at the second meeting (on 11/29 at Sequoya Library) for Indian Hills Park to vote from among two proposals from the manufacturer (Playworld) selected during the first workshop meeting for the specific equipment to be installed at the parkhowever Indian Hills Neighborhood Association stepped forward with a survey conducted via Next Door and received 15 votes, with a majority preference for Option #2, so Parks staff will proceed with that directive.  Both proposals are shown, below, in the colors (dark green and browns) and age-range (5-12) that were also selected during the first workshop session.


Playground Workshop Session - October 26 at Midvale Elementary