Temecula’s City Council Has Approved Phase One of Special Needs Playground And Splash Pad Project.
On Tuesday night, The City of Temecula’s City Council approved Phase One of the special needs playground project for Margarita Community Park consisting of an inclusive playground for special needs children in the 2-8 year age group as well as the construction of the needed infrastructure to facilitate the installation of the splash pad equipment during Phase Two of this project. Pacific Play, a Carlsbad design build commercial playground equipment company, has been selected to do this project. During the planning phase of this project, the City obtained proposals from six firms. Each firm submitted a design for the project and the playground selection committee narrowed it down to three finalists, out of which Pacific Play Systems emerged as the top contender, securing all twelve votes from the 12-member playground selection committee due to their superior design and quality of equipment.
The approximate cost for Phase Two of this project is estimated at $500,000, which will include several Rain Drop play components such as a Froggy Hoop Omni, a mini tug boat, a Boogie Woogie Keyboard with water features, a Rain Tree with Tunnel, a Water Fun Center, Pipe Falls Play Center with Drizzle Drop, an ornamental snake, two raccoons, a monkey, as well as sanitation and filtration equipment and more. The splash pad will be centered between the two playgrounds and will have ample seating adjacent to it for children and parents to relax and take a break from playing.
Phase One of this project is scheduled to begin in early 2014 and will take approximately six months to complete. Once authorization for Phase Two is obtained, construction should take approximately four to six months to complete. The design for the splash pad was a joint effort between Pacific Play Systems and Rain Drop Products, LLC who will be the supplier for this equipment. During the design phase of the splash pad, Pacific Play Systems submitted designs and proposals from four different splash pad equipment manufacturers and the selection committee chose to go with the Rain Drop design.