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Saddletree [Little Tikes/HAGS] (Playpower)


Address: 50 Saddletree Drive, map

Recreational Infrastucture agreement:

Rationale describing the specific problems or objectives this project will address: "SERVICE IMPROVEMENT AND ENHANCEMENT- This project will replace the current low play-value/ less challenging playground equipment with modern multi-task structures that will provide greater physical challenges and better social interaction." Read more >>

Playground history (incomplete)

Saddletree Park playground maintenance history


The sign on the equipment says the playground was installed in 1994. At 2 pm on a hot and sunny August afternoon, the playground was empty. The park was tidy but the playground and the park furniture show very poor maintenance -- rusty rivets and lack of paint.

The neighbourhood is mainly one- or two-story houses with some very large replacement homes, and a gated apartment complex not far away.

Photos: August 13, 2010

Saddletree playground

the dumpster at the left is ready to receive the equipment

senior structure, solid, with nicely weathered wood

junior structure

swing crossbar needs paint badly

this crossbar is just as rusty

the plastic is fine, the wood is fine, but...

....every rivet is rusted

this bench just need a welder and some wood care
October 21, 2013

nice old-fashioned park sign

new playground from HAG

short swings and frayed basketball net

a "glide" instead of a slide

Junior structure

one basketball hoop plus local addition

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