ATASCADERO — On Friday a groundbreaking ceremony took place at 10 a.m. with Atascadero City Council and Park & Recreation Commissions at the Atascadero Lake Park. Today work will begin on the Atascadero Lake Park playground upgrades and replacement of some of the structures.
The project involves replacing the older kid's structure (designed for ages 5-12) and the two swing sets with a new two-story youth playground structure featuring eight new swings. The new swings include the regular belt swings, toddler swings, and adaptive swings, that allow an adult and child to swing together. All-weather, poured-in-place rubberized surface will be added to the playground perimeter to provide fall- protection and ADA accessibility.
The existing toddler playground structure will remain in place, as- is.
The Atascadero Lake Park playground will be closed during the construction for an expected six weeks and a grand re-opening is planned for early July.
Community members are encouraged to bring their children to the playground at Paloma Park, located at 11665 Viejo Camino during the construction of the playground at the Atascadero Lake Park.
The upgrades and replacements were made possible from funding from a Housing Related Parks Grants that was awarded to the City of Atascadero in late 2017. Another grant of $73,000 was provided by the playground manufacture, GameTime, which brought the $333,000 project cost down to $280,000. The City of Atascadero hired Great Western Recreation of Ventura to supply and construct the playground. Great Western Recreation of Ventura will also work with many local subcontractors.