Windsor Town Playground
Project NameWindsor Town Playground
Project LocationTown of Windsor
Green Valley Consulting Engineers performed the construction management and inspection for the renovation of this high visibility/high traffic playground which serves as the “heart” of the Town of Windsor. Centrally located in Old Downtown Windsor, the “Town Green Playground” serves residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, the general public during community events, local preschools, and patrons from adjacent businesses and restaurants. Now, the site embraces children and families of all ages and abilities. New features include: an eco-friendly, ADA accessible, poured in place rubber surfacing manufactured from recycled tires; new PlayCore structures with all-inclusive play elements such as the “Merry-Go-All”; concrete seatwalls decorated with 144 custom tiles hand-painted by local children; a new concrete pathway highlighted by personalized commemorative bricks; improved sidewalks; subsurface drainage and irrigation systems, and decorative metal work – park benches and bike racks which incorporate the Town logo. Original play equipment was relocated to nearby Lakewood Meadows Park for future installation.
Construction challenges included leveling large play structures on a surface which needed to be sloped for drainage and ADA accessibility, tightly modifying seatwall elevations to accommodate tiles, and minimizing costs associated with add-on work and quantity overruns (due to actual field conditions). Finally, GVCE coordinated with the Contractor to field engineer a more reliable, and maintenance-free drainage design for the Town.
"It's been a busy summer and we could not have done it without the help of GVCE's CM Team. South Starr Road had enough hiccups to keep everyone busy. Our Construction Manager, Jason, was extremely helpful in solving the (many) unexpected field issues. We look forward to utilizing GVCE's CM Services on future CIP projects." - South Starr Road ProjectJim O'Brien, Project Manager - Town of Windsor