College Park Community Center Playground Replacement

Project Background/Description

The Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Prince George’s County Board of Education (B.O.E.), is replacing the playground equipment at the College Park Community Center. The playground is located on (B.O.E.) property behind the Paint Branch Elementary School adjacent to the College Park Community Center.

The playground replacement will update and improve the existing playground facilities and feature Autism Sensory/Inclusive Play items and outdoor educational learning. The new playground will have a cumulative square footage of less than 9,824. 

Improvements involve the removal and disposal of the existing equipment and the installation of new play equipment, engineered-wood-fiber safety surfacing, and ADA accessibility upgrades.

The updated playground will have equipment for children ages 2-5 and 5-12. Play elements and features will allow for climbing, spinning, swinging, sliding, and more! ADA improvements include new accessible parking and site access to the playground.

Status/Project Updates

Currently, the project is in the Preparation and Research phase. A summary of anticipated milestones is as follows:

  • Winter 2021 –  Community Engagement
  • Spring 2022 – Design
  • Summer 2022 – Construction Documents / Permits
  • Fall 2022 – Construction Bid
  • Winter 2022 – Construction Start
  • Late Spring 2023 – Construction Completion

The anticipated project completion is Spring 2023.

Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change. 

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