Centre For Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)
Address: 173 Mount Olive Drive, map
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 >>
Smithfield Park playground maintenance history
This is a very large park, with sports fields. There is a middle school along the north side. On an August afternoon, most of the playground had been installed and a Fibertop truck was just delivering a huge load of wood shavings for the surfacing. Two Hank Deenen landscaping trucks were waiting for their chance to lay sod.
Five people including three children were watching, outside of the construction fence. The playground seems to be a Playpower structure.
The area is mostly one or two-story houses, with some low-rise apartments -- lots of East Indian people on the street.
Pleasant spring weekend but no children there.