Our thanks to everyone who completed our second online survey on the three conceptual options for the proposed playground improvements. Based on the results, the Parks & Recreation Department is recommending Option 3 (pictured above), the most preferred option from residents’ responses. It features many of the play elements that were identified in the initial survey and to further address the open-ended comments received, Option 3 will be modified to provide a shade sail over the 2-5-year-old play structure. Staff will also work with the contractor to carefully site the playground to preserve the existing trees and maintain the natural setting of the park.
Construction for the new Miller Park Playground is expected to begin Monday, October 5 and be complete by end of 2020.
In early March, the Parks & Recreation Department began to seek community feedback from children and adults as to what features the new Miller Park playground should offer. The surveys were available online from March 2-April 7. 72 children completed the worksheet–available at the Miller Park Library and online–and 152 adults completed an online survey. Here are a few key findings:
- Children ranked Climbing Play as their favorite activity. They also liked Spin Play, Rope Bridge, Rope Climbers, and Saucer Swings. To view children worksheet results, click here.
- Adults ranked Toddler Play as the more important play activity. They also showed a preference for a Climbing Wall as a freestanding play feature.
- Adults said that Belt Swings, Toddler Swings, and a Saucer Swing were most important.
- Adults called out Slides, Bridges, and Climbing as their favorite parts of the existing playground. Mud, mulch, and not enough swings were least favorite about the existing playground.