Gas Works Park Renovations – Playground, Comfort Station and East Entry

Updated: February 28, 2017

Spring 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting we held in August 2016 in conjunction with the Wallingford Community Council.  The construction documents for the play area are complete. The bid-opening for the play area will be in April. Construction will begin in late spring. We will work with the contractor to minimize the construction impacts at the park.

The comfort station project will include access improvements and is in design and permitting. We anticipated construction beginning by the end of 2017 and are keeping the current restrooms open for summer use.

The 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy included money to make improvements to the existing play area at Gas Works Park. The remnants of the play area are located on the south side of the play barn (the large covered structure with the multi-colored equipment).

Location

Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way

Budget

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy allocates $1.8 million dollars for planning, design and construction for play area, comfort station and east entry access.

Schedule

Play Area

Planning: December 2013 - March 2014
Design: March 2014 - June 2016
Construction: March - June 2017
Completion: Summer 2017

Comfort Station and East Entry

Construction: October - December 2017

Project Description

This project will provide for replacement of play equipment, access improvements and other work at this existing play area.

The scope of this project brings the play area into compliance with current play area safety standards and guideline efforts of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) as well as meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Community Participation

Public Meeting 8/3/2016