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.