SPLOST: Bethesda, Ronald Reagan parks getting playground upgrades
– September 3, 2020
Gwinnett is replacing playground equipment at Bethesda Park and at Ronald Reagan Park with newer designs that are more fun, challenging, and stimulating. The play areas will be separated by age. The playgrounds are also shaded with fabric canopies. The project will swap wood fiber surfacing with easy-to-maintain rubber tiles that are more accessible for children with disabilities.
Ronald Reagan Park’s tot playground will offer slides, funnels, ladders, and things to climb on. The playground for the bigger kids has a rope ladder, a triple-racer slide, a rock wall, and several other elements. At Bethesda Park, the little kid playground will have lots of musical devices, swings, slides, a spiral staircase like stacks of coins, and other equipment. The larger playground will include a twisted ladder, a block climber, slides, and a circular overhand ladder.
The playgrounds, which should open this winter, will cost $425,000 and are being funded by the 2014 SPLOST program.