Cedar Grove Park Playground Re-opens

cedar grove parkAlthough we haven’t been receiving press releases from the city for some time (we’ve put in a new request), we do occasionally hit their website and troll for information we can bring you. Our latest foraging attempt netted us a press release announcing the re-opening of the Cedar Grove playground. Yes, this is the infamous park the Tustin City Council failed to protect from predators, but that is another story.

Those folks that live in area have known, for some time, the playground needed a facelift. Fortunately, this is one area where our city (read Elizabeth Binsack’s staff) really outshines themselves. Although they don’t design the playgrounds, they do approve the submitted plans and then hold the contractors to the fire to produce what is expected.

In this case, according to the press release, the net result is:

  • A 2-5 year old play area with nature themed design including gigantic snake and frog play elements, climbing rocks and logs, and a shade sail
  • Two climbing boulders connected by a two-rope bridge
  • A 5-12 year old Nexus Playsystem which combines unique playground elements with physically challenging fitness components
  • Greenfield Outdoor Fitness Equipment (7 pieces)
  • Combination of wood fiber and rubber play surfacing
  • ADA entry ramp

A small ceremony was held on Monday afternoon to dedicate the playground. Mayor Murray presided along with councilmembers and other involved in the design and construction. I am told a good time was had by all.

Tustin is fortunate to have great parks, sometimes a rarity in the older cities of Orange County. The Public Works Department works hard to keep them clean and in good repair and cost of shelter and facility rentals are reasonable when compared to surrounding cities. And, I don’t mind giving credit where credit is due.

If you get a chance, go by and take a look at the new equipment. While you are at it, swing by Peppertree Park, where the latest Broadway in the Park just concluded their engagement and check out the equipment there. Oh Yeah, take the kids. They are the real experts on playground equipment.

About Jeff Gallagher

I am a retired peace officer from the 2nd largest law enforcement agency in Orange County. I live in and love Tustin where my family and I have resided for the past 25 years. I am a highly moderate libertarian that despises hardcore Republicans, Democrats and anyone else who is not willing to compromise for the good of the people.

Posted on August 26, 2013, in In the News, Local Government, nonpolitical, Tustin City Commissions and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Due to the 3 cell towers and multiple antennas the area is high in microwave radiation. The place gives me a headache after about 1/2 hour.

    • Not one to believe in microwave headaches, I have other issues with the towers. And, now that they are in, I understand they look pretty obvious as cell antennas.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  2. Since the 1970’s our government has known about the dangers of RF microwave radiation. There is a large body of research and documentation…even with our own US military. For example, you can read (on p. 107 of this declassified report) about how the USSR used microwaves to “incapacitate individuals or small groups”. http://www.dia.mil/public-affairs/foia/pdf/cont_ussr.pdf

    University researchers in India just released a study continuous pulsed RF microwave radiation from 3G cell phones and concluded that exposure “affects the brain and cause neurological disorders”. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949848?dopt=Abstract

    Here’s a web page with some terrific videos, links and documentation. See http://www.takebackourhills.com/is-microwave-radiation-harmful/

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