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Park View Renovations Complete — Field, Playground, Reopen at 2 p.m. Today!

June 15, 2012

** UPDATE: 6/15/12 3:30 p.m. — OPENING DELAYED UNTIL MONDAY @ 9:00 a.m.**

(The reopening has been delayed until Monday, June 18th, at 9:00 a.m. Inspection of the park this morning discovered that a few of the new surfaces had not cured — but all is set to be in order by Monday morning)

One of three new bike racks at the recreation center

At long last, the renovations of the Park View Recreation Center’s athletic field, basketball court, playground, and other areas are complete and ready for fun! After a walk through in the morning to inspect the work, the gates will be open at 2 p.m. this afternoon (6/15/12) and it will be open to the public. (9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18th)

Actually, the renovations will be about 99% done when the park opens tomorrow. Some small details, like a number of the new signs, will not have their final versions in place yet, but I’m sure that won’t stop use of the basketball court, soccer area, or playground.

Knowing that the fencing is still a concern in some areas, I’m still attempting to find some resolution on that issue as well. The fence along Newton Place is only four feet tall which will neither stop stray basketballs nor prevent people from hopping the fence when the field is closed. Also, DPR determined that it was too cost prohibitive to move the fencing at the corner of Princeton Place and Warder Street. Due to this, they plan to install a metal ridge on the concrete walls in front of the fence instead. This is intended to discourage people from sitting on the wall.

But the loss of seating along the perimeter is more than made up by the new seating and game tables centrally located between the playground and athletic fields.

Below are photos of the new park.

View of the new playground from the northwest

New sod has been planted between the pool and the adult exercise area near Warder and Princeton

Beneath shade structures, new tables, including three game tables, have been installed between the playground and the athletic field/court

New adult exercise area, located at the intersection of Princeton and Warder

The new, regulation size basketball court is located along Otis Place

The much reduced athletic field is still large enough for a good soccer game

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Park View Tot Lot Off Limits

July 22, 2011

Cordoned off tot lot at the school

The tot lot at the Bruce Monroe @ Park View School has been cordoned off due to disrepair. I’ve been informed that the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM) is looking for the parts to repair the play equipment.

There is a possibility that OPEFM will not have any spare parts on hand and that they’ll need to wait until October when the next Fiscal Year starts. If this happens, the school will need to use the equipment at the neighboring Park View Recreation Center.

The school’s tot lot is located on the northwest corner of Warder Street and Newton Place and is largely used by the school’s youngest children.

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