The City of Winter Park’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a community meeting on Tuesday, July 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Avenue [GMap] to discuss “necessary upgrades” to one of its playgrounds.

The Playground in question is a 35-year-old wooden structure in Martin Luther King Jr. Park that was originally built in 1987. The playground, often referred to as “Castle Park” due to the turret-like structures of the jungle gym, was originally built by volunteers using donated materials and equipment. The City issued a statement saying the years of wear and tear on the structure have necessitated a necessary renovation to bring the structure up to current codes and safety standards.

Another public playground that recently received updates, Phelps Park Playground, was completely rebuilt in March 2021 based on feedback collected from nearby residents who found the redesign lacking and petitioned the City for a redo almost immediately. More on that HERE.


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