By Jill Fox
A portion of Terramar Park is closing on April 19 and will remain closed through the summer for renovations.
The project, approved by the city commission on January 20, 2021, will replace the current playground. A new rubber ground surface will be installed along with inclusive, ADA accessible features to ensure all children ages two to 12 will benefit from the enhancements.
According to Parks and Recreation Director Christine Garcia, the new, brighter, more festive playground will feature two play areas with a green and blue camouflage theme — one for ages two to five and another for ages five to 12.
The playground replacement cost came in at $508,550 — well under their $1 million budget.
The playground is part of the city’s ongoing master plan to upgrade parks and recreational facilities. Earlier this year, at Terramar Park, Fields One and Two underwent significant enhancements.
By the end of 2021, Field Three will be converted into two fields—both of which can be used for baseball and softball. This conversion will include new lighting, batting cages, improved dugouts and fencing, and the same laser grading process already completed on Fields One, Two, and Four, eliminating high points and dips.
When complete, there will be an additional field at Terramar Park, and the playing surfaces on all fields will be vastly improved. According to the city, these projects will increase youth participants’ safety, enhance the playing experience, and improve drainage.
During the summer park closure, residents can visit the Pine Trails Park playground located at 10555 Trails End.
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