The playground committee has been meeting and discussing various ideas for refurbishing the area. Due to not meeting safety regulations across much of the front section of the playground and the age of the structures, it will be easier to completely redesign the front of the playground than to just replace a piece here and a piece there. This will give the playground a consistent look instead of a haphazardly pieced together playground and it will be appropriate for the neighborhood. As for the back of the playground, there are ideas to make more creative and inexpensive play areas for small children, but leave almost everything there except the wooden house. The back of the playground can be addressed later using our regular reserve funds.
We have a landscape designer in our neighborhood that has previously designed the Zilker Playscape, the areas at the Domain and several prominent projects throughout the South Central part of the US. He has worked up a couple of ideas going in very different directions and we will plan to hold meetings to discuss and refine them and make final decisions.