New Playground Equipment and Youth Challenge Course Coming to Colonial Park
Thanks to recommendations and the input from the Parks and Recreation Board, Friends of West University Parks Board, Parks and Recreation Staff and a citizen user group children who visit Colonial Park will soon have a new playground and fitness equipment to enjoy.
On June 22, 2020, City Council approved the Colonial Park Pool East Improvements and construction is slated to being in mid-September.
Repurpose the sand volleyball area into an 5-12 year old fitness challenge course.
Removal of the old wooden play structures and converting the area into an imaginative sand play area containing a new wooden sailboat, playhouse with crane, sand diggers and a fossil find.
Traditional play systems will receive a facelift with new paint and updates to slides, climbers and play panels.
Solar lighting in the playground area and bollard lights around the walking path.
Repainting of the pavilion and fencing.
New plastic border timbers to contain and delineate the wood chip area.
Doggy drinking fountain on the perimeter of the park.
This project is funded entirely through the generosity of the Friends of West University Parks Fund. The "Friends" is a volunteer-based 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to raising funds to improve parks and green spaces in the City of West University Place. For more information on how you can support Friends' initiatives, please visit 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.