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City plans improvements, amenities to So. Pittsburgh area playgrounds

 

January 16, 2018



The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works announced it made 27 playground and park improvements last year, an d has plans to add amenities at another 29 playgrounds and parks this year. 

“Pittsburgh is blessed with 128 playgrounds citywide, and we are doing our best to keep them fun and safe for all our children and families,” Mayor William Peduto said.

The work included the placement of ADA-accessible swings, which was announced last month and will be available in 78 parks around the city. 

The city completed the following playground and park improvements in South Pittsburgh during 2017: 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: demolish/install safety surface 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: furnish safety surface 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: Electro-Kote swings 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: furnish play structures 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: furnish safety surface 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: install fence around play structures 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: install play structures 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: new safety surface 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: demolish/install safety surface 

Emerald View-Grandview Park: furnish safety surface 

The city paid for the park and play area improvements through its Capital Budget, with $2.8 million total budgeted in 2017 and $5.7 million budgeted in 2018. 

The following South Pittsburgh area park and play area projects are planned this year: 

Ormsby Park: replace Parts

Ormsby Park: safety Surface 

Seldom Seen Greenway: improvements 

Leolyn Park: sidewalk repair 

Phillips Park: improvements 

 

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