What Are Your Suggestions for the New Playground?

over 1 year ago
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Silo Park playground will be closed starting January 11, 2019 until mid-March for construction of the playground.

  • amycorinne over 1 year ago
    I'd like to see swings for both big kids and babies (as there are now). I like the wood chips as a ground covering (definitely not that rubbery floor mat like stuff; no little pebbles either - they are AWFUL to get out of shoes). It would be fun to add a small / medium size pole for kids to go down. The current fake material is VERY VERY slippery, especially when it is wet. Need a different material as I have seen numerous horrible accidents. The "shaky bridge" is a good idea, but the current hand rails leave too much space between the bottom of them and the bridge - I have seen several children fall this 5' fall to the ground and get severely hurt. Also, the current climbing wall structures are also very slippery (the one with the vertical green slats must go - the slats are too narrow and kids fall; the other one with the foot pegs is ok, but again a lot of falling as the fake rocks are a challenge for many kids to climb). We are always fans of slides - straight and the curly q kind. In terms of other things at parks that we like ... interactive things like Westlands (winding gears, abacus like thing where you can move balls along a vertical pole); climbing net (looks like a spider web made of thick rope - could be a net wall); potentially incorporate Colorado specific things like pictures of Pikes Peak and its altitude, ski mountains, etc. Oh, and make sure there are still bike racks, plenty of shade and bathrooms. It's nice to have the big trees and shaded benches during the hot summers.
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    • Admin Commented smoore over 1 year ago
      Thank you for your input! Suzanne
  • csleonhardt over 1 year ago
    I would like to see the equipment stay in nature colors like is currently there, not the big red barn theme that is in the pictures advertising the change. There is so much excessive stimulation in our culture that it is nice go to the park to get into nature and away from all that bombards our senses in our everyday lives. I believe that the playground equipment should compliment the park but not stick out and draw attention as villagers use, drive by or look in upon the park from their homes. We use the park a lot for walking and retreating from this city that is rapidly becoming more and more hectic and chaotic. Let's keep a small piece of the village feel in Greenwood Village. There isn't much left.
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    • Admin Commented smoore over 1 year ago
      Thank you for your input! Suzanne
  • jeradwells over 1 year ago
    I think the key is to provide something that encourages our kids to be courageous. To many of the parks provide playgrounds that are un-inspiring. Let's create a playground that helps us to build courageous kids. Lakewood Park in Ohio just put in an amazing aerial playground that kids of all ages love. I have images if you would like to see them. Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
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    • Admin Commented smoore over 1 year ago
      Thank you for your input!Suzanne