As part of Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Capital Improvement Program, the playground at Oxford Park is scheduled for replacement. In advance of construction–expected to be complete in November 2021–the department will be working with residents to help design the new equipment. The funding for this project includes a $10,640 NatureWorks Grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Similar to past playground replacements at Reed Road Park and Miller Park, the community engagement process will begin with a general survey focusing on residents living near the park. The initial survey will feature two versions: one for children to draw ideas for the playground and to select pictures of their favorite types of playground equipment and one for adults asking general questions such as what is most important on a playground and what do the like most and least about the existing playground.
Following the initial survey, staff will work with the playground vendor to develop three alternative designs which will be shared with the wider community to provide input on their favorite option. A final design will be developed based on the preferred option as well as other input received during the public input process and posted on this project page.
EXPECTED PROJECT TIMELINE
March: First Survey
May: Second Survey with Design Options
June: Final Design
July: Demolition of Existing Playground
November: New Playground Complete