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Come comment on the final design of Maple Leaf's new playground

May 26th, 2011 · No Comments

The proposed “Family Terrace” that will replace the current Maple Leaf Playground will be the subject of a meeting next Wednesday, June 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E. 95th St.

The Family Terrace will be a part of the new Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, now expected to open in 2013.

The final schematic design offers a traditional play area similar to the existing play area, plus an adventure play area  and a children’s garden. Parks invites the public to attend and share ideas on favorite types of play equipment and design ideas.

Several neighborhood Q&A sessions are planned in advance of Wednesday’s meeting. They are listed on our Events Calendar.

Although a $5 million levy is expected to cover the cost to put the lid on the old reservoir and pay for much of the design for Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, a committee is raising money to pay for a few unfunded details, including a picnic shelter in the Family Terrace, completion of a walkway around the perimeter of the park, trees and furnishings.

People unable to attend the meeting can visit the website to learn more about the project and provide input through an online survey.