Walnut Creek to Unveil Refurbished Playground, More to Open this Week

February 18, 2014 · 7 comments

Children and families in Walnut Creek now have several newly refurbished parks in which to play.

Today, city leaders will unveil a completely remodeled playground at Arbolado Park, located at the intersection of Arbolado and Doncaster.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. will mark the playground’s reopening, with students from nearby Walnut Acres Elementary School set to attend.

The sprawling, 26-acre park is now equipped with a play area that complies with the latest state safety standards and the Americans with Disabilities Act, city officials said.

The park’s 22-year-old play structure was replaced and outfitted with new shade-providing features, a sand zone, slides and other equipment.

Two playgrounds at the city’s Larkey and Walden parks are also scheduled to reopen this week after remodeling.

City officials said developer fees paid for the revamping of the playgrounds. In 2012, the City Council approved a plan to use $500,000 in developer revenue to make all city parks complaint with the ADA and state safety standards.

1 GINA February 18, 2014 at 12:50 PM

THE NEW LARKEY PLAYGROUND IS VERY DISSAPOINTING, MY SON IS 6 AND THERE IS NOW 2 BABY PLAYGROUNDS WITH NO PLAYGROUND FOR THE OLDER CHILDREN,

2 From Clayton February 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Besides the one special needs swing, there’s nothing really ADA compliant at the new Arbalodo park. You have to be a contestant from American Ninja to use the ‘big kids’ section. Still cool to have a new park though.

3 funny man February 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM

debbie downers! y’all! at least its nice to see a city council fleecing somebody other then residential property tax payers to pay for their pet projects.
i never did follow that story that closely.. who paid for the 40 million dollar library downtown?

4 Anon February 18, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Nice to see the city upgrading it’s parks.

5 Tasha February 18, 2014 at 6:16 PM

thank you, thank you for all nice playgrounds!!!!!!

6 Some people would be unhappy with a million dollar gift February 18, 2014 at 10:00 PM

They’d complain because it wasn’t 2 million

7 My Two Cents February 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Why does Arbolado Park get a make over? How about you fix the sprinkler system at San Miguel Park in WC….oh that’s right….no soccer or baseball teams pay to use the park!! San Miguel has revamped the play structure, but the lawn is part swamp and has been that way forever!!I guess no city council people live near or use San Miguel Park…

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