As the Town continues to research options for improvements to the Playground on the Common, a couple of new and viable alternatives have become available.

Below are some photographs of a project completed in Ithaca that offers some positive benefits. If you look closely, the project also features rubber matting which the Town plans to include in the new toddler section planned for the playground.

Ithaca Playground 1     Ithaca Playground 2

The company that built the Ithaca project also directed us to the playground at the Charlton Heights Elementary School. This playground is similar in style to our current playground. In recent years, the playground was refurbished by replacing the real wood from the original construction with “plastic wood.” The plastic wood in the up close pictures is gray in color. By strategically replacing the worn sections of wood with the new material, it has resulted in a marked improvement.

Charlton Elementary Playground     Playground Plastic Wood     Playground Plastic Wood 2

The Town will continue to pursue additional options and appreciates your feedback.  Please feel free to contact Town Supervisor Phil Barrett directly through his e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your thoughts and ideas for the Playground on the Common.  Thank you.

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