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Central Park playground construction set to begin

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An artists rendering of Davis’ first universally accessible play area. The play area is designed to be a complement to the new restroom in the park providing clear sight lines. Courtesy photo

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From page A1 | February 02, 2014 |

Come Monday, the sights and sounds of children playing on the Central Park playground will be missing as construction of a new and improved play area begins.

A city of Davis contractor will undertake the project of replacing and expanding the playground in Central Park. The project is anticipated to be completed by May, weather permitting. During this time, the playground will not be available for use.

The existing play structure is in need of replacement due to age and safety-standard issues, a city news release said. The new structure will be similarly sized and include a tall tower and slide, interactive play opportunities, climbing apparatus, balance features, ramps and rubberized surfacing material.

The overall theme of the new play area will be agricultural, as a complement to the nearby Davis Farmers Market.

The existing playground area will be doubled in size with an expansion to the north. The expanded play area will include a universally accessible playground with pieces designed to accommodate users of all physical abilities. Some play pieces accommodate wheelchairs, allowing the user to experience the sensation of rocking and swaying in a recreational environment.

Other components of the play area include sensory play panels for touch and sound, a mock farmers market stand, a roller table allowing play movement using arms and the upper body, and an old-fashioned water pump and water channel leading to a sand play area.

The area also includes a shady retreat slightly removed from the more active play area. The entire play area will be fenced with tables and benches.

The new playground will be Davis’ first universally accessible play area.

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