Warren eyes playground projects at two parks
Three members of Warren City Council are asking their colleagues to approve projects designed to give kids more opportunities for outdoor activities
Council this Wednesday will consider two pieces of legislation to build unique playgrounds at two city parks.
One would seek bids for the design and installation of a playground and preschool Bankshot at Packard Park.
The current Packard Playground doesn’t meet current safety standards, according to the legislation.
According to the National Association for Recreational Equality, Bankshot is a revision of basketball where the baskets are eight feet off the ground and organized in stations of increasing difficulty, challenging the shooting skills of all participants - whether able-bodied, disabled, old, young, physically fit, or not.
Another item on the agenda would create a Nature Playground for children at the site of a fallen tree in Perkins Park.
The cost of both projects would be eligible for reimbursement under EPA Supplemental Environmental Project funds which are collected from entities that fail to comply with environmental laws and are resolved through settlement agreements.
Locally, those funds are administered through the Eastgate Regional Council of Governments.
The two park legislation items are sponsored by Second Ward Councilman Andrew Herman, Fourth Ward Councilman Mark Forte, and Councilwoman at Large Helen Rucker.
Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 5 p.m.