NEWS RELEASE

December 1, 2017

Armstrong Park Replacement Playground Coming This Month

New children’s playground equipment will be installed this month at the popular Armstrong Park, replacing the structure melted and damaged by fire earlier this year.

Next week, the contractor, Central Coast Playgrounds, is scheduled to begin installing the replacement structure after City crews bring in several truckloads of new playground surface material. Weather permitting, the job should be completed before Christmas.

The replacement equipment was custom-built, with its cost covered by community donations and by Federal Community Development Block Grant funds.

Following the intentionally set blaze of March 27th, City staff removed the old playground equipment and base material, and created the needed foundation for the new equipment.

The original steel-framed structure measured about 20 feet wide by 60 feet long. Designed for 5- to 12-year-olds, it had plastic coating on its decks, walkways, bridges, and slides, and also had stairs, ladders, and a climbing wall. The playground was the biggest in the City and was used by residents from the surrounding neighborhoods, and from throughout the community.

Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, 925-0951 extension 2260.