Although 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.