Friends Get Go-Ahead for Phase II of Judson Park
The West U City Council has given the Friends of West U Parks the go-ahead for phase II of Judson Park.
Friends recently completed phase I of the redevelopment project and due to an unexpected change order, more funds became available to pay for phase II.
Council unanimously approved allowing the nonprofit organization to spend $20,359.70 for the second phase of the project, which includes replacement of the wooden pavilion and construction of tables with and without game tops.
The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.
Phase I of the project was completed in August and included new playground equipment in the 2-5-year-old play area and the 5-12-year-old play area, new park benches, trash and recycling receptacles, a new water fountain, picnic benches and two outdoor grills. A concrete donors bench was also constructed at the park.
The project originally planned for artificial turf in the 5-12-year-old playground, but the city’s urban forester determined that the turf would damage the trees. The artificial turf was swapped out for fibar, an engineered wood material and the switch resulted in the project costing $31,192.25 less than expected.
The Friends of West U Parks funded $197,333.70 for the redevelopment project.
Friends worked on the project with T.F. Harper and Associates LP, a company that specializes in park-recreation and playground equipment.