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.
“I want to extend our deep appreciation to Sean, Charlie, and Gene for their outstanding commitment, work ethic and the professional manner they continue to demonstrate on the Stony Point Road Widening Project and for the many hard nights that they have spent inspecting the paving operations. I also want to thank you for your support by adjusting your staffing commitments and maintaining inspection continuity despite the extended construction schedule. Green Valley has been a great partner with the City on this project, and we thank you!”Lori Urbanek, P.E. / Deputy Director at City of Santa Rosa Public Works