The Lillian Dickson Park group needs community input to create a playground design everyone will enjoy.
The group met on Tuesday afternoon in Lillian Dickson Park, located on the corner of Falconer and Sturges streets, to discuss upcoming plans for the park's upgrade and renovation.
Ben Frasier, a project manager for Parkitects, presented a preliminary design of a playground structure his firm created last year of a playground structure. Parkitects also provided the playground equipment for Roseland and Allen Park and is providing the equipment for the playground at Fletcher Elementary School, which will start being built Monday.
The Lillian Dickson Park group brainstormed ideas for the new playground structure at the park on Tuesday, but they need more community input.
P-J photo by Hilary Scott
The group members and park neighbors in attendance brainstormed ideas for the new playground structure, which is geared toward 2- to 5-year-olds and will be handicap accessible. The discussion included the location of the structure and the type of equipment, like climbing boulders and slides.
"Don't be afraid to think out of the box and challenge us," said Frasier. "There are all kind of infinite possibilities."
They hope to have the design ready in time to be displayed at the neighborhood block party it's planning for Saturday, July 21 at the park. However, they would like more input from the parents whose children will be playing on the equipment.
Any community members or park neighbors who are interested in participating in the design are encouraged to contact Janet Forbes, Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play project coordinator, at 338-0010. She can provide images of the current design as well as possible structure additions. For more information and to view the playground equipment, visit Parkitects' website playgroundinfo.com.