Some revisions were made to the renovation plan at Greenwood’s Sandel Park play area at North 90th Street and 1st Avenue Northwest, based on the community’s safety concerns.
The final design fills in about two feet of the area of the existing upper playground and creates a larger playground more centrally located in the park. The design shared at the March 2010 Open House did not include the removal and grade elevation at the existing play area. This detail was the primary safety element in the NMF design. This final design addresses the visibility concerns that motivated the community to start the project. The new play area will have space to incorporate a wider variety of play equipment and will build upon the natural landscape of the existing park. The implementation of the project is funded through the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy.
The city says construction documents should be completed by the end of May, and the project is expected to go out to bid in late June. Construction should start in August. The renovations are funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy.