With spring just right around the corner, the brand new playground at Rodriguez Park, located at 2060 Rodriguez Rd. in south west Bexar County, has been completed – containing two playscapes with shade, benches, a soft-fall surface, volleyball net, and more.
The play structure for 5 to 12 year olds, features the Little Tikes NuEdge Tower, with an overall height of 26.5 ft. from the top of the roof to the play surface, and the Morphous Slide, which is one of the largest slides that the Bexar County Parks has to offer, at a deck height of 14 ft. For those hot summer days, there are also two 12 ft. by 12 ft. integrated shade sail toppers.
“From new playscapes, a new sand volleyball court, and ADA modifications, we want to ensure our county parks meets the needs of children and families in our community,” said Precinct 2 County Commissioner Justin Rodriguez. "Whether it’s during school breaks, holidays or a fun weekend, I invite folks to come enjoy the wonderful new amenities at Rodriguez Park.”
For younger children, the play area for 2 to 5 year olds, features a gator walk, three tire climbers that are functionally linked to play hide and seek, as well as to play "hot lava". It also offers distinct climbing handholds for beginners, a tire climber with built in seating and many other features. This playscape features a 20 ft. by 20 ft. integrated shade sale topper.
“I anticipate this to be one of the most popular pieces of playground equipment throughout our parks, especially with the neighboring community,” stated Betty Bueche, Bexar Heritage and Parks Director. “With so many different interactive components, there is an imaginative adventure just waiting for children to create and enjoy. I invite the public to come out and enjoy it for themselves.”
Each of the playscapes includes the DuraPlay Surfacing System is a poured-in-place, seamless rubber surface for playgrounds. This high-quality safety surface achieves consistent fall protection that is virtually maintenance free.
In addition to the new playground, the County has also resurfaced two asphalt parking lots for the park, with 52 parking spaces and six ADA spaces. There are also new concrete sidewalks, with ADA access.
The total cost for the entire project was approximately $371,000 and was funded through Capital Improvement funds.
For more information on Bexar County Parks, please visit: www.bexar.org/parks100