BACKGROUND In 2008 There were injuries on the playground that required medical attention. In 2009 the Lithia Ridge HOA Board decided initiate a safety audit. Safety audit brought to light major deficiencies in safety surfacing, swings, and placement of the playground equipment. Since receipt of the audit the HOA Board has worked to come up with workable solutions to come in compliance with the recommendations and requirements.
Playground Safety Initiative Goals IMPROVE PARK SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE TO REGULATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS REDUCE PLAYGROUND INJURIES MEET PARK USER AND COMMUNITY NEEDS
Replace Existing Swings
New Swings One (1) 1 Bay 5” Diameter Post Arch Swing Set Two (2) Child Bucket Swings Price $1,434.00 Freight and Delivery 209.00 Installation NO CHARGE One (1) 3 Bay 5” Diameter Post Arch Swing Set Six (6) Commercial Belt Swings Price $3,418.00 Freight and Delivery 467.00 Installation NO CHARGE TOTAL FOR BOTH SETS $5528
Playground Equipment Relocation
Relocating The Playground EquipmentCost Comparison Keeping the equipment in the existing location will require a minimum of 500 feet of aluminum fencing at a cost of $10,000. Number of swings will be limited and will create a hazard for the toddler play area. Creating a new play area will comply with the 200’ rule and will expand the park while providing a second recreation area for residents. Estimated cost $14,207.
Paver Patio Add a new 400 square foot paver patio in the shade. Cost $2,400.00
4 Tables For The New Paver Patio This Everest Series 46” square picnic table is as attractive as it is durable. This picnic table features convenient walk-through benches for easy access to seating. Its square design seats 8 while occupying little floor space. This table is thermoplastic coated which helps to add strength to the bench and extends the life of the color.Thermoplastic coating is a coating process that melts to form a fusion bonded coating, and then cools to produce superior physical properties.This picnic table can be ordered with either a diamond or a perforated pattern. Frame color is black only. $2259 PLUS SHIPPING FOR 4 TABLES. Weight: 180.00 LB Dimensions: 75 3/4"L x 75 3/4"W x 30 3/16"H Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty
Moving The Playground Cost Breakdown
Playground Equipment Changes Leave Toddler equipment as is. Kids equipment changes in the following slides.
REPLACE BRIDGE Due to current accidents and the fact the railings on the current bridge are not to code. We need to consider replacing the bridge. Will be a flat bridge and not arched as pictured. $1275 plus shipping.
Replace Monkey Bars With Climbing Wall Due to the number of accidents on the monkey bars it necessitates a change. $1684.00 all inclusive.
Wave Slide to Replace Parallel Bars The proposed Wave Slide will fit our existing equipment per the manufacturer of our equipment– Kidstruction. Parents requested we replace the parallel bars with a slide to minimize accidents. $920 Plus Shipping
Play Set Improvement Cost Breakdown
Playground SafetyGround Cover Engineered Wood Fiber is the most economical safety surface that is IPEMA certified. Does not require removal and replacement as sand does every three years. IPEMA certified. $12,041 For installation and delivery by A and A Playgrounds.
Other Park Items In Need Of Replacement
REPLACE BIKE RACK 10-Ft. Single-Sided Traditional Bike RackThis is one of our most useful and attractive bike racks available today. The 10’ traditional single-sided bike rack holds 10 bikes and is constructed using 1-5/8” steel tubing and 5/8” spacers. Available in galvanized or powdercoat finishes.Powder Coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide range of materials and products that are utilized by both industry and consumers. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish.Galvanized racks are galvanized both inside and out. The finished product consists of four layers adhered to steel. The outer layer is pure zinc and the three inner layers are separate intermetallic layers that are bonded to each other and the steel. Galvanization greatly increases the useful life of steel. Weight: 95.00 LB Dimensions: 121¾” L x 18”W x 37”H Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
REPLACE TWO INGROUND PARK BENCHES Weight: 91.00 LB Dimensions: 72"L x 22 1/8"W x 34 1/4"H Warranty: 5 Year Limited Warranty This Everest Series 6-ft. park bench is as attractive as it is durable and includes a back for additional comfort. This bench is thermoplastic coated which helps to add strength to the bench and extends the life of the color. Thermoplastic coating is a coating process that melts to form a fusion bonded coating, and then cools to produce superior physical properties.This bench is available as portable, surface mounted or in-ground mounted and can be ordered with a diamond or a perforated pattern. Frame color is black only.