May 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Veda McMullen, Senior Communications Specialist
Mid County Park – renovations update
Renovations continue at Mid County Park, but significant rains and modifications to the soils to allow for proper drainage and installation of footings for the playground have delayed the project, according to Nancy Ellis, project manager. The park is expected to open in its entirety in mid-July.
To date, the old Kidsburg structure has been removed and the site prepared for installation of the new playground structure. The Park Office (pictured background) building is near completion and will include improved restroom facilities, a vending area, two staff offices and a small meeting room for fee-based community use. Both picnic shelters (foreground) received new roofing.
Improvements to the front parking lot are scheduled in June. The basketball, tennis and volleyball courts as well as the walking trail remain open during daylight hours with parking available through the back parking lot.
During the Kidsburg renovations, please enjoy the playgrounds located within our other County parks and facilities and at the schools after school hours, for the complete list visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation.
The old Kidsburg, a community-built playground, opened in 1994 and no longer meets ADA guidelines or current standards for public-use playgrounds. The new playground will be fully ADA and safety compliant, universal and barrier free. To stay informed of the renovation process as well as view the Kidsburg design plans, please visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation, call 757-259-5412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.