Playground Project

Thank you for your interest in our community playground project! Check back often for the latest news and updates.

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The amenities offered by the City of Beachwood are unparalleled in Northeast Ohio.  We already have a one-of-a-kind dog park, a fantastic outdoor pool, beautiful tennis courts, miles of picturesque trails, and will soon have new and improved community gardens and dedicated pickleball courts. This community playground should “WOW” us just like all the other amenities, programs and services offered.    

Having said that, the City has an obligation to explore options and associated costs to fully understand budget requirements. In order to do so, the City reached out to playground professionals for their expertise – a process started well over one year ago.

As of the May 16, 2023 Recreation Committee meeting, the administration was in a position to share probable costs for specific play equipment, ground surfacing, sitework, fencing, drainage, stormwater management and equipment installation so that an educated decision can be made that balances the cost of these items with an appropriate budget. This is where the hard work begins. The administration and City Council must work together to determine final project costs and budget. All of which will be discussed at the next Committee Meeting.   

It should be noted that the selected playground firm is the sole provider of all equipment included in this project. Fortunately, a majority of this equipment is part of a cooperative purchasing program wherein these items have already been competitively bid. A competitive bid package for sitework (stormwater management, demolition fencing, drainage, concrete work etc,) is scheduled to go out to bid in the near future. The City successfully secured a $700,000 grant and a $10,000 donation toward this project.

The administration looks forward to working with City Council to bring this exciting project to our community in 2024. Prepare to be “WOWED.”