Last summer, after a routine equipment inspection, approximately 60% of Miller Park’s equipment–designed for 5- to 12-year-olds –was removed due to some deterioration of various metal components. The playground has always been a popular choice for the community, based on its unique ravine setting and adjacent proximity to Miller Park Library. Because of this, the Parks & Recreation Department determined it was necessary to advance the schedule for replacing the playground.
As with any playground replacement, the Parks & Recreation Department is seeking community feedback from children and adults as to what features the new playground should offer. Now through April 7, they are seeking input in two ways from playground users:
- Children are invited to complete this worksheet to let us know about their favorite things to do on a playground and draw a picture of what they would like a new playground to look like. Once completed, just take a picture (or scan) of their completed work and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Any interested adults, we ask for you to complete an online survey telling us what playground equipment your children enjoy the most.
To access the survey, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/miller-park-playground.
The results of this initial community input will be shared online in April. Design options will be developed based on the input and also shared online. We will announce in the upcoming weeks how residents provide feedback on the options. The installation of the new playground will begin this summer.
All updates regarding this project, including the upcoming community meeting, survey findings, and recommendations, will be posted to this webpage. If you have questions or comments about these improvement projects, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department, at 614-583-5300 or email@example.com.