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Griggs Play Area
Project Overview

Overview:

The City of Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation has secured CIB funding to renovate the existing play area at Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) and related site improvements such as walkways, benches, and landscaping.


Project updates

May 6, 2014

Today, we held a Pre-Construction meeting with the contractor for the Griggs Play Area.  He indicated they plan to start on May 19th and should have construction wrapped up in about two months (Mid-July).
  • Removals/Demolition
  • Grading
  • Install concrete play curbs and walks
  • Install play equipment and site furnishings
  • Install playground surfacing
  • Site restoration and landscaping


April 7, 2014

I am happy to report that the Griggs Play Area has been bid and a contract for construction is in the process of being awarded.  Construction should begin in May and wrap up in July.

The following link is a rendering of the play area.

Griggs Park Play Area Plan

The following links show various components of the play equipment planned for Griggs Play Area.

2 - 5 Year Old Play Area
5 - 12 Year Old Play Area
2 - 5 Swings
5 - 12 Swings
Saucer Swing
Dragonfly Seesaw
Rock Climber
Wobble Sphere (Youtube Video link)

As I receive more specific details about project timelines, I'll post on this Current Project Webpage.

September 3, 2013

We are finding the current bidding climate is returning higher than normal bids.  As such, we are planning to have bid documents ready for bidding in late winter/early spring and expect the bidding climate to be much more competitive in early 2014.  Construction would then begin in the spring of 2014 with an expected completion of early summer 2014.

Community Meetings

Meeting #1 January 23, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue

Meeting Agenda

Meeting materials
Park Context
Goals and Objectives
Site Analysis
Survey Results
Needs - Wants
Additional Park Improvements

Meeting #1 Minutes

Meeting #2 February 13, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue


Meeting Agenda

Meeting materials
Concept Base
Concept A
Concept B
Concept C

Meeting #2 Minutes

Meeting #3 March 6, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue


Meeting Agenda

Meeting materials

Master Plan

Play Equipment Ideas - Natural
Play Equipment Ideas - Modern/Topo
Play Equipment Ideas - Fusion/Other

Meeting #3 Minutes


***Postponed***   Meeting #4 March 27, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. 
Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue

Meeting #4 is rescheduled for April 17, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue

Meeting Agenda

Meeting materials

Master Plan
Play Equipment Plan
Play Area Perspective

Meeting #4 Minutes

Meeting #5 June 12, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.
Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue

Meeting Agenda

Meeting materials





Project Information

Project Manager: Bryan Murphy
Email:
Project Funding: CIB

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