(Updated - 02-20-2019) Proposed New Playground Information (Boards, Comments, etc.)

New Information:

The Kompan playground equipment pictured here was purchased to replace the equipment currently on Beach 3. It is a single or monolithic piece (as opposed to multiple separate pieces), which allowed us to get the most equipment possible into a relatively small footprint. The single piece consists of two towers connected by a bridge with two slides, a curly climber and one double banister. The Kompan playgrounds have a sleek look and are open, so that one can see through from one side to the other.  We think they will fit into our beach environment, they are very high quality and will last for many years.
 
Initial sketch here of proposed improvements to Beach Three, to mitigate the serious erosion problems apparent at the beach. The work will be done prior to preparing retaining walls and plantings as part of the site preparation for the new playground equipment. The sketch shows an 18” retaining wall, with seat wall component wrapping around the playground.  Additionally, an Eagle Scout is working on his project to redirect the pathway from Waterway way from the beach and towards the picnic area to eliminate the water flowing to the beach.  
 
The master plan was prepared by Wendal, an Architecture, Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Construction Management firm, that has donated to the community the majority of the cost of preparing the plan.  

 

 

 

Please email your comments/concerns to newplayground@lakebarcroft.org

Here is the Request for Proposal (RFP) that was released for the design of the playground.

Here are the 54 responses received through the above mail box.  The second attachment here is a spreadsheet (saved as PDF file) that was submitted with an email to the playground committee and is a comprehensive analysis of issues from one community resident.  

 Here are the various Information Boards that were shared at the Community Information Meeting on July 31, 2018 to update residents on where we are in the process of gathering information about the Proposed New Playground within the Lake Barcroft Community. Residents were invited to write their comments on an adjacent board. We'll be posting a summary of the comments shortly.  If you have comments to share, please send them to newplayground@lakebarcroft.org.

1.  Funding

2.  Open Issues

3.  Frequently Asked Questions

4.  Community Outreach

5.  Chronology

6.  Potential Location

7.  Equipment Concepts

Here are the comments that were left on the boards:

Comments from Chronology, Outreach, Funding and Frequently Asked Questions boards can be found here.

Comments from the Location and Equipment boards can be found here

Comments from the General Issues board can be found here.  

Here is a list of the Committee Members with contact information.

Here is the Request for Information for the Playground.

October 1, 2018 - 7:30 - 9:30 PM LBA Community Town Hall Meeting on enhancing the playground.  Located at the Mason District Government Building - 6507 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003