The wooden structure that sits on the west side of the park was built in 1996 by a group of community volunteers.
"It's so popular and receives so much use, that it's really kind of reaching the end of its usable life and isn't as sustainable anymore. So, it was really an opportunity for us to start from a blank slate and think how can we re-imagine play. Not just for the kids but for multi-generations," said Jay Clark with the Denver Parks and Recreation Department. "Play isn't just for kids; it reaches across time and touches ages one to 100."
Denver Parks and Rec challenged top designers from across the country to submit their plans as part of its Re-Imagine Play competition. Three final plans have been chosen by a competition jury made up of community leaders. The jury will make a final decision in mid-to-late August. The public is encouraged to give their feedback on the plans and help make the decision. You can view the plans and leave your comments by going to http://www.denvergov.org/parksandrecreation/Parks/ReimaginePlay/tabid/442599/Default.aspx
The project will be about $5 million and built in phases. Clark says it's going to take a capitol campaign to get it all done.
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