Personalized fence pickets helping fund new playscape

The playscape at Children’s Park will close on Jan. 15 in order that a new one may be built. The city is raising money for the effort through the sale of personalized fence pickets. DAILY RECORD PHOTO BY DENISE CATHEY

Children's Park

Want to pitch in on the new Children’s Park playscape and honor someone in the process?

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is raising money for a new, rebuilt playscape by selling personalized fence pickets that can honor a family member, friend or business.

Personalized pickets are $25 each and names are limited to 22 characters including spaces. The pickets won’t rot like the old structures at the popular playground are — they are made of cedar-colored plastic lumber created out of recycled milk jugs.

The deadline for ordering pickets is March 1. Order forms are available online, and orders can also be placed in person at the Parks and Recreation Offi ce, 401 E. Hopkins. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Personalized, environmentally-friendly fence pickets are $25 each. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS

The Children’s Park playscape was constructed in November of 1992 and has served thousands of San Marcos and Central Texas children over the last 25 years. Constructed through a community build process with both city funds and donations of money and materials. In 2013, due to the deteriorating condition and ADA accessibility, the playscape was added to the 10-year Capital Improvements Plan with design to be funded in 2016 and construction to happen in 2017. In February of 2017, City Council authorized the selection of Leathers and Associates for the design of the Children’s playscape renovation.

The proposed design features an all-inclusive design for children of all abilities. There will be two distinct play areas for children ages 2 to 5, and ages 5 to 12. The playscape will feature numerous components with increased accessibility focus, including the poured in place safety surface.

Children’s Park will be closed beginning on Jan. 15, and will remain closed until completion of the project later in the year.

San Marcos Daily Record

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