TUCKER, Ga. (December 14, 2018) – The City of Tucker’s push to replace all of its park playground structures, while also adding new structures, continues to progress toward completion. The projects, largely funded through matching grant money, impact parks across the City, many of which have had the same playground apparatuses for decades.
Below is an update on the progress being made in each of the parks that are a part of this project.
Kelley Cofer Park – new playground is complete, awaiting installation of the new “selfie swing” in the coming weeks.
Montreal Park – new playground is complete, awaiting some “seed and straw” for soil stabilization and swing installation.
Henderson Park – old playground has been demolished and is needing to have the base rebuilt with new drainage for proper water control. This has been approved and will be moving forward next week (12/18). The completion schedule is flexible due to the unpredictability of the weather at this time of year and the holidays.
The delay at Henderson Park is due to some unforeseen issues with the base and drainage field, which has necessitated extensive repairs to be completed before rebuilding the playground. This will allow for proper fall protection and a safer, drier playground area for kids. The hope is to have this completed quickly and the playground “playable” before the end of the holidays and, if not, certainly by early January 2019.
Tucker Recreation Center – this is the final playground to be scheduled for replacement and will be completed in January 2019.
Henderson Park (Community Garden) – this playground is an addition by DeKalb County from a previous agreement and is about 75 percent complete. It is scheduled to be completed in early January 2019. There is also a restroom facility being added at the Community Garden, which is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2019.
Peters Park – scheduled for an extensive renovation to include playground, swings, basketball court, walking/jogging track, parking area and fencing through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program is a federally funded program to assist communities in building and repairing/renovating community assets. The process is a lengthy one, including several steps. The City is presently working through several studies to ensure the work will not damage any environmental or historical aspects of the park.Follow the progress in Tucker’s parks on the City Parks & Recreation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TuckerParksRec.