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Hidden Valley Park Site Work Plans Approved

Hidden Valley Park Site Work Plans Approved
Posted on 03/29/2022
New Hope City Council has approved plans and specifications and authorized the advertisement of bids for playground site work improvements to Hidden Valley Park located at 32nd and Boone avenues.

The plans, approved at the March 28 New Hope City Council meeting, include the replacement of the large playground container, edging on the tot container, the path leading from the park trail to each playground container, two bench pads, a picnic table pad and the retaining wall. City staff expects the playground equipment plan to be presented to New Hope City Council for approval in early May. The playground equipment at Hidden Valley Park is currently the oldest in the New Hope parks system, last replaced in 1998. The tot area, replaced in 2017 following an arson incident, will not be replaced as part of the project. The estimated total project cost is $318,262.00.

New Hope has heavily involved the neighborhood residents in the planning process for the new playground. In the fall of 2021, city staff sent a survey to area residents gathering initial feedback and inviting them to participate in the planning process. In February, a committee comprised of neighborhood representatives, Flagship Recreation, New Hope City Council, New Hope Citizen Advisory Commission, city staff, and the city engineer met to view initial playground plans. Following discussion at the meeting, modifications were made to the project plans and reviewed at a second committee meeting in early March.

New Hope City Council could award the project contract in early May, with construction at the park beginning this spring.

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