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

Last Updated: 08/17/2018

Work has begun on the project to replace the playground at Elver Park!
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Elver Park on 8.17.2018

Parks Construction staff removed the existing playground equipment in advance of contractor Madison Commercial Landscapes Inc beginning work on 8.17.2018 with the installation of orange construction fence, rock tracking pad (and other erosion control measures) and continuing the removals with taking out the old pea gravel and rubber playground surface. The scope of work at the site includes the installation of all new, inclusive playground equipment, poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing, concrete surround path, and new benches along with associated sitework including improvements to the park's asphalt walking path in that area.
Work under this contract is anticipated to continue through November 2018.

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


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:

Board equipment votes_Elver Feb18
Questions or comments regarding this project can be sent to Kate Kane, project manager, at kkane@cityofmadison.com or (608) 261-9671.