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** Update – the design has been approved.

At its regular Brentwood City Commission briefing on Thursday, December 9, 2021, city leaders discussed and reviewed the final design plans for the new Miles Together Playground, which will be located at Granny White Park. The inclusive playground will welcome children of all physical and intellectual disabilities and allow all children to play together. City Manager Kirk Bednar spoke about the design and said, “It’s a combination of accessible and standard amenities. That was the goal – so that everyone could play together, on a playing field. ”

Brentwood Parks and Recreation staff solicited proposals for the installation of playground equipment and Custom Recreation was selected as the contractor. The company has previously worked on projects at River Park, Granny White Park and Owl Creek Park. The total estimated cost for installing the equipment and playing field surface is $ 730,000. The total cost of the project is estimated at $ 1.675 million. Bednar said: “Although this amount is more than the original budget target of $ 1 million, the scope of the work has been expanded to include a significant additional parking lot, an additional bathroom building to accommodate an adult changing room. , a fence for the play area and a slightly larger space. playground footprint. Since the start of this project, the community has told us that this playground is in high demand.

The 22,000 square foot playground will feature 18,000 square feet of 3.5 inch thick Vitriturf for safety and approximately 3,550 square feet of synthetic turf. The playground equipment included in the final design includes the following:

  • Rail Rider included (zip line)
  • Team swing
  • Kid Builder Arch Swing with various belts, seats included, tot and generation
  • Kid Builder Ramp to Together Glider
  • 96 ” High Double Wide Freestanding Slide
  • Hammock
  • Harry the hippo
  • Calvin the caterpillar
  • Frog sculpture
  • Dragon Head Sculpture
  • Team totter
  • Unlimited Gaming Turnabout Spinner
  • Jackhammers
  • Quiet grove structure
  • NuEdge Exploration Log
  • Tire fitting
  • Concerto Vibes to include small, medium and large tote bags, chimes and congas

The City of Brentwood Commission also discussed the potential deal with the parent company for the necessary land work for the playground. It was the lowest bidder of $ 669,000 for this phase of the work. If approved, the old playground equipment will be retired later this month at Crockett Park. Leveling and work on the site will begin in early 2022. It is estimated that the new playground could open in the summer of 2022. The city commission will vote on these points at its regular meeting of the city commission to be held on Monday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at Brentwood Town Hall. . You can watch this meeting live here.

Funding

Funding for this project is a community effort through donations from the Rotary Clubs of Brentwood, Miles for Miles Foundation, City of Brentwood 50e Anniversary committee and the many generous corporate and community donors. The staff worked in coordination with an ad hoc committee to develop the playground. Brentwood Noon Rotary President Betsy Crossley said: “As Brentwood Rotarians tried to imagine all the necessary equipment for this playground, we are now delighted with the final choices made by the city in concert with the citizens! The reality that this playground is about to launch makes us extremely happy to have been part of the fundraising for this inclusive playground and for all the kids who will be using it soon. You can read more about their efforts here.

Miles Together Playground Name

The Miles Together Playground is named in honor of Miles Peck, born with Down syndrome. The Peck family live in Brentwood and founded the Miles for Miles Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about the playground, view additional photos, or make a contribution, please visit our website here: https://www.brentwoodtn.gov/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails-greenways/granny -white-park / inclusive -Recreation yard

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