Walnut Grove Park Playground Replacement - Contract: 2019 Playgrounds - Group 1

Last Updated: 11/13/2018

Replacement of the playground at Walnut Grove Park is included in the Parks capital budget submittal for 2019!

Parks begins the planning process for playground replacements in advance of the finalization of the budget (which is anticipated to occur in November 2018) in order to receive public input and develop design documents for bidding in early 2019.  The first opportunity for input from the neighborhood on the design of the playground was at the Playgrounds - Group 1 Workshop held on 10/18/2018; materials from that session can be found in the links, below.

A follow-up meeting to review & vote on the specific equipment & colors for the playground will be held:
Walnut Grove Park Playground Meeting #2
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Glenn Stephens Elementary School library

Please contact Project Manager Kate Kane at (608) 261-9671 or kkane@cityofmadison.com if you would like to provide input on the project but are unable to attend the meeting or have other questions.

As a reminder, if the neighborhood has interest in fundraising to support the playground replacement project please contact Kate Kane to describe your fundraising intent/goal by November 8, 2018 and then contact the Madison Parks Foundation to set up your account.

2019 Playgrounds - Group 1 Workshop

was held Thursday, October 18 at 6PM - Sequoya Library (4340 Tokay Blvd)

At this session the replacement of the existing equipment, surfacing and benches were discussed during the break-out/table session with Parks staff.  Attendees learned that the playground at Walnut Grove Park will be upgraded to a 'Community' level playground within the system - as such it is eligible for both 2-5 and 5-12 age range equipment, as well as a three-bay swing.

Attendees at the session were divided between wood mulch and rubber chip surfacing and expressed interest in polling other neighbors via Next Door to make the final determination.  A link to this poll for those interested in weighing-in on the surfacing options can be found here.  The attendees selected equipment manufacturer PlayWorld Systems to develop designs for both the 2-5 and 5-12 options to be voted on at the next meeting.  Opinions on color varied - so design concepts brought to the next meeting will feature an option with brown posts and lime railings as well as brown posts with lime railings!