As you may know, the city of Sacramento is going through a public outreach process to rebuild the McKinley Park playground that was severely damaged as a result of a fire last summer. (Get information about the project here: www.rebuildmckinley.
Luckily, through the support of Councilmember Steve Cohn, the Rebuild McKinley Steering Committee, and Play By Design, LLC, as well as the community, construction of this jewel will take place in June.
The theme of the playground will incorporate the many aspects that East Sacramento is, with the intent to reflect its history and sense of place. It includes both a tot area and a play area for kids 5-12 years old. The playground may also include other features reminiscent of Sacramento's past and present.
YOUR COMMENTS WILL HELP INFORM ULTIMATE PARK REDESIGN
Already, we received a tremendous amount of input at a “McKinley Playground Design Day,” which took place on January 11 . Input was gathered from more than a thousand area school children and community members. Public comments were then taken on a preliminary schematic plan developed by Dennis Wille of Play by Design. The steering committee is currently reviewing the second iteration and welcomes your feedback. Once the committee incorporates comments and changes, Mr. Wille will prepare an electronic version of the plan.
GIVE YOUR INPUT TODAY HERE ON ENVISION SACRAMENTO
Because we are on a fast track to get playground construction started, we need your input by next Wednesday, March 6 by 5 p.m.
To get started, open up the PDFs of the draft design and elevations labelled: "Preliminary Sketch of McKinley Park Playground" and "Playground Elevations". From there, we would like to hear what you think!