Optimist Park Playground Renovation

Last updated Jun. 27, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Park
  • $175,000
  • Midtown
  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (Lead)
  • Stewart Design

Current Activity

The playground project is currently in the final stages of design. We have received excellent support and feedback from the neighborhood at the Design Workshop held on February 18, as well as ongoing citizen committee meetings. Final design is scheduled for completion in July 2017.


Each year funding is earmarked for the renovation of playgrounds throughout the city, and Optimist Park has been identified as the next priority project. A group of 6 volunteers representing the neighborhood has volunteered to assist in the design of the playground. Stewart Design is the landscape architecture consulting firm for the project.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
January 2017CAC Presentation
February 2017Playground Design Workshop
June 2017Final Design
July 2017Midtown CAC Final Design Presentation
Summer 2017Construction
Spring 2018Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Optimist Park was built in 1973 and much of the existing playground equipment is original.

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