While the playground structure was properly constructed, it was installed at the wrong height. To meet the strict requirements for safety and accessibility standards, more equipment must be installed. Thankfully, we had planned margin in the budget for unforeseen expenses, and the equipment has been ordered. Now, we are waiting for it to arrive. Once the new equipment is installed, we will move forward with the pour-in-place surfacing and opening the playground.
This is not the first obstacle we have had to overcome in building a new playground, and it likely will not be the last, but let us assure you we remain committed to building a safe and accessible playground for children of all ages and abilities.
While we wait for the new equipment to arrive, we will continue with other site improvement projects, including a walking path, tricycle path, and signage, so that we can have a grand opening when all improvements are completed for Phase 1 of the Be the Change in Chandler Playground Project.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this project so far, and for your support as we work toward completion on this phase. Please plan to attend our upcoming events and fundraisers that will continue this important work in our community!