Sunset playground could go under the knife for $1.8 million 

A playground in the outer Sunset that got a D on a safety report card would look more like this with permission from Rec and Park commissioners to spend $1.8 million on it.

More than half of the money to reconstruction for West Sunset Playground by the Ortega branch library, the library that’s being reconstructed after a delayed demolition permit, would come from the general fund. The rest would come through bond revenue.

According to the proposal, these are the specific elements that would change:

  • Entry gateway and signage
  • Renovated plaza with permeable pavers with ground plane game markings
  • Playground equipment (pre-school and school age)
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Concrete seatwalls
  • Planting and irrigation improvements in and around the playground
  • Improved site drainage
  • Security lighting
  • Beginner skateboard rails (these elements will be installed on a trial basis. If staff determines that these elements are not functioning as anticipated, staff will have the option to remove this equipment at any time)
  • Climbing boulders
  • Minor clean-up modifications to the restrooms
  • Drinking fountain, trash receptacles and fencing replacement

Rec and Park would likely also remove five trees: four Monterey Pine and one eucalyptus.

Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the proposal Thursday at their regular 4 p.m. meeting.

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