Kleinman Park, 710 S. Extension Road, has received a new playground that has equipment for teenagers as well as young children. The playground was rebuilt in just five weeks, thanks to funding from a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and a grant from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
"Congratulations to the Kleinman Park neighborhood on this amazing new playground," Mayor John Giles said. "Mesa is a great place to be a kid and one of the reasons is our commitment to improving our parks thanks to grants and our voters."
Highlights of the new playground include Zip-Krooz, a 34-foot-long double zipline with an assisted bay that is ADA compliant; Playbooster, which has slides, a boogie board, ladders and climbers that connect to two different decks; Smart Play Motion which has 16 fun activities, including a built in track for two to five year olds; fossil digs for sand play exploration and a tire swing.
"Kleinman Park, like all parks in Mesa, day in and day out serves as the primary green space for the residents who utilize it" Councilmember Chris Glover said. "While redesigning the park, we interacted extensively with the neighborhood and made sure to listen to their feedback, incorporate it into the design, andmeet their needs. I feel that the citizen participation helped create a beautifully redesigned city park. I know that the refurbishment of the park will improve the quality of life for everyone who visits Kleinman Park."
The new playground is the latest major improvement made to Kleinman Park. Last year, the tennis courts were renovated, pickleball courts were added, the ballfields were upgraded and the restrooms were renovated to meet ADA standards.
Kleinman Park, which covers more than 24 acres, also includes a walking trail; lighted basketball and sand volleyball courts; shaded picnic facilities and first-come, first-serve shaded picnic ramadas.
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