The City of West University Place is please to announce the Colonial Park Playground, 4130 Byron, has reopened to the public.
The Parks and Recreation Department hosted a ribbon cutting December 18, 2020. Improvements include a toddler sand area that includes a sail boat, playhouse, sand diggers and buried fossils. Other improvements include new slides, climbers and play panels on existing play structures, powder coating the fence, repainting of the existing playground equipment and pavilion.
The new youth challenge fitness course, which replace the sand volleyball court along with new solar lighting is the park and bollards around the walking path are scheduled to be completed in January.
Parks and Recreation Director Susan White said, "Staff worked for several months with the Parks and Recreation Board and a citizen user group to come up with the creative concept for the updates, and we are thrilled to have the playground open ahead of the holiday break! With the equipment updates and new ADA accessible sand play area, the park looks brand new."
Improvements were funded through the generosity of the Friends of West University Parks Fund. For more information on Friends, and all they do for West U's parks and greenspaces, please visit www.westuparks.org.
The photo to the left is a rendering of the Challenge Course to be located in the current sand volleyball area. Specific equipment and playcement may vary.
The photo to the left is a rendering of the Sand Play Features for the 2-5 Year Area.
2-5 Year Old Play Structure Improvements Renderings
5-12 Year Old Play Structure Improvements Renderings
Below are two video links showing you the challenge course concept.
The layout in the video is much larger and includes more equipment than the challenge course under consideration (see rendering). The equipment shown in the video link above is for ages 13 & up, and it is not the 5-12 year old equipment that is under consideration
This layout and configuration is very similar to the challenge course under consideration; however, the equipment shown in the video is for ages 13 & up, and it is not the 5-12 year old equipment that is under consideration.