The West University Place Parks and Recreation Department hosted a ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, August 26 to unveil the new improvements made at Huffington Park, 6204 College.
Improvements include a new ship play structure, expanded green space and artificial turf areas, two expression swings, powder coated fencing, new wooden fencing on the south side of the park, repainting of light poles and swing set posts, and West U’s first rubber capped sidewalk that winds throughout the entire park!
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, visit www.westuparks.org for more information.
Open Green Space Expansion:
Remove arbor, pavers, game tables, Wisteria, Crepe Myrtles and decomposed granite path. Install new circular concrete (rubber capped) sidewalk and cap existing sidewalk.
Install natural grass inside the circle concrete sidewalk to expand open green space.
Replace existing play structure and satellite rocker with a new ship play system and seahorse rider in expanded artificial turf area.
Replace existing artificial turf safety surfacing and expand artificial turf area to include shaded areas.
Drainage and landscaping improvement.
Benches and picnic tables will be placed in the natural shade area.
Install two Expression Swings and paint swings set posts.
Improve drainage by the main entrance and add new donor paver area.
Remove ivy and replace the wooden fence along the southern perimeter.
Powder coat the metal perimeter fence and paint light poles.
Install new drinking fountain with bottle filler feature.