Potential Park Amenity Closures

Present to 1 year

  1. Blue Springs Park Tennis Complex (presently closed)
    1. Synthetic surface worn down to the backing, loose from surface, many places pealing up.
  2. Pink Hill Park Tennis courts
    1. Synthetic surface worn down to the backing, loose from surface, many places pealing up.
  3. Rotary Park Playground #2
    1. Composite structure is currently out of compliance with safety standards, parts are obsolete and no longer available.
    2. Tot swing does not comply with standards for spacing
    3. Snake type teeter totter is obsolete and no longer functional
  4. Ward Park Playground 
    1. Composite structure is currently out of compliance with safety standards, parts are obsolete and no longer available. Post are rust covered and plastic parts are sun degraded and brittle
    2. Merry-go-round is out of round and no longer complies with standards
  5. Woods Chapel Park Walking Trail
    1. Walking trail is root damaged in multiple locations and has large undulations or cracks. The asphalt has degraded to replacement only status.
    2. The bridge transitions are no longer compliant with ADA of ½”, in some cases a drop of 2”.
  6. Baumgardner Park Trail
    1. Trail has completely degraded on the west side, no longer usable. Remainder of trail is crack and heaving require replacement.

1 year to 2 years

  1. Burrus Old Mill Park Tennis
    1. Synthetic surface worn down to the backing, loose from surface, many places pealing up.
    2. Fencing along the south side is wind bent and weakened, several of the posts are cracked
  2. Ward Park Basketball
    1. Playing surface is cracked and separated. Cracks of 4 inches or more are common.
  3. Walker School Park Walking trail (parts are closed now)
    1. Trail has completely degraded on the south side, no longer usable. North side is quickly approaching that condition.

2 to 4 years 

  1. Young Park Softball Complex Playground
    1. This playground has suffered mostly from vandalism and abuse. The plastic components are deformed and cracking. 
    2. Surface has been vandalized and patched repeatedly
  2. Blue Springs Park Restroom Facility
    1. The facility has aged plumbing and electrical services.
    2. The doorways are not ADA compliant, the concrete surfaces have settled and shifted making uneven surfaces
  3. Burrus Old Mill Park Basketball
    1. The surface is cracked and has uneven surfaces
    2. The fencing has been bent over by winds or vandalism and the fence fabric is deformed by continuous play
  4. Burrus Old Mill Park Skate Park
    1. The equipment is becoming bent and warped by constant use. The rubber coating is pealing and the safety bars on platforms are breaking out.
  5. Keystone Park Trail
    1. The trail is suffering from moving soil conditions, large cracks and shifting has created uneven and unsafe conditions
  6. Rotary Park Walking Trail
    1. Surfaces have several large cracks from moving soil conditions, surfaces are degrading and uneven