Playground Replacements Underway for Whittier, Menlo, and Kenny Anderson Parks!!
This summer, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will replace the playground equipment at the following locations:
- Whittier Park, 1009 East Third Street
- Menlo Park, 1200 South Menlo Avenue
- Kenny Anderson Park, 3900 East Sixth Street
Construction will begin at Whittier Park and Menlo Park on Monday, June 11, 2018. Construction will begin at Kenny Anderson Park on Friday, June 15. The shelters and green space will be available for play during construction. However, the playground areas will be closed during the construction process. Park users are advised to use caution while near the construction area.
This project is funded through Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation’s capital improvement program and will cost approximately $350,000 total. All the amenities in the park system are inspected regularly and are programmed in the department’s cyclical replacement programs based on condition, age, and functionality. The cyclical programs are vital to maintaining the quality of the playgrounds, roads and parking lots, play courts, and picnic shelters in Sioux Falls parks. The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of July.
The new playgrounds have the newest industry play features and meet all the current industry safety and accessibility standards, including poured in place rubber surfacing. The general contractor for the project is Crouch Recreation.