SPLOST: Peachtree Ridge Park improvements complete
– June 2, 2021
The Peachtree Ridge Park playground and ball field improvements are done and open to the public. Upgrades included replacing a rubber-track type surface on the wheelchair-accessible baseball field with synthetic turf, which still remains wheelchair accessible but makes the field usable for all children.
There will be a cozy cocoon, a quiet, safe space for children with autism to take a break from the action. The Peachtree Ridge Park baseball playground also received new climbers, swings, and slides, plus more shade and a synthetic turf surface.
Wheelchair-accessible elements of the playground include a large multi-person rocker and a ground-level spinner. A new electronic game includes eight ground-level stations in a 10-foot diameter circle. A 60-inch sectional slide features a wide landing to help children return to their wheelchair after sliding. Other elements are a firetruck climber, multi-height triple slide, and a multi-person basket-style swing.
The improvements were funded by your pennies from the 2017 SPLOST program.