Installation will soon follow, according to Red Wing Director of Building & Grounds Alan Gaylor. He says they had hoped to have the playground ready before school began, but labor and supply shortages delayed the manufacturer.
In the meantime, Gaylor’s crew will begin installing more permanent fencing and planting new trees in the area.
A black iron fence will extend all the way around the playground and the grassy play space near the school’s upper parking lot and the sidewalk leading from Twin Bluff Road to the school’s main entrance.
Gaylor says this is for safety. Children will enter and exit only from the ends of the crosswalks, keeping them from crossing roads to access the playground areas.
The playground surface also is designed for safety. The base is a Nature’sPlus 100% tamarack playground safety surfacing that is resistant to mold and decay. Equipment will be added in two phases. Phase 1 will have a Play System which will include slides, freestanding swings along with a Ten Spin. These are the items scheduled for October installation.
Since the playground pad is large enough, Phase 2 will add a Tarantula climber and a fitness cluster. That may come in a year or two once funds are raised.