A newly renovated playground area for school age and tots is coming shortly to Marlin Park in Redwood Shores. Two community meetings were held in Redwood Shores (one at the Sandpiper Community Center on January 8th and the other at Marlin Park on April 9th) to gather input into what residents and users would like in the renovation of the existing playground at Marlin Park. Staff, and the Landscape Architect on the project (Abey Arnold Landscape Architects), received excellent comments, suggestions, and onsite requests to help us put together the final concept plan that is shown.
We’re excited that in addition to refurbishing the large playground structure with new slides and climbable equipment, we will be adding an “Aero-Net” for more climbing fun, two saddle spinners, a shade canopy (over section of the play structure), new trees, and more seating areas. And, we will be creating a new, separate tot only play area that will be fenced in for safety; a request we heard loud and clear throughout the input process. In this new area, we will place a playhouse slide, a “daisy bouncer”, a dune buggy bouncer, safari play panel, and toddler swing.
Through our community input process, residents, by consensus, decided to spend the majority of the renovation budget on main playground area rather than the beach area. We will remove all of the old equipment to form an open viewing area of the beautiful lagoon.
Right now, we are finalizing the construction plans and hope to award the project by early July. Once a contractor and a construction schedule is determined, the renovation project could begin near the end of August. A similar sized project typically has an approximately 120-day construction period (with additional days added due to any weather or other unforeseen issues).