Non-Compliant Playground Equipment to be Removed from City Parks this Year
Wednesday June 13th, 2012
Posted at 2:15pm
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In the past twenty years, the City’s of Windsor’s park system has grown from 159 parks back then to the 211 parks we have today.
The inventory of play structures in many of these parks is aging and now requires replacement. 28% of all existing inventory is now over 15 years old and by 2017, 515 of all inventory will be over fifteen years old. This represents 51 of the 188 play units current in the parks system.
Many of the parks that are recommended to have play structures removed this year are also parks that will be disposed of as part of the city’s plan to sell off “surplus” parks. In many of the parks that are marked to be sold, equipment will be removed in advance of the sale and not be replaced.
In 2012 the city plans to spend $56,000 to remove as many of the deficient play structures — shown in the map below — as they can.