SPLOST: Peachtree Ridge Park to see improvements

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Gwinnett Parks and Recreation is making improvements to Peachtree Ridge Park to broaden the appeal of an aging playground and ball field. Improvements include replacing a rubber-track type surface on the wheelchair-accessible baseball field with synthetic turf, which will still remain wheelchair accessible but make the field usable for other children. The dugouts will have improved accessibility and designated wheelchair spaces. The field also will be shortened to 150 feet.

The Peachtree Ridge Park baseball playground also will be getting a major upgrade. In addition to new climbers, swings, and slides, the playground will have more shade and a synthetic turf surface. Wheelchair-accessible elements 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 include a firetruck climber, multi-height triple slide, and a multi-person basket-style swing.

The improvements, set for completion in the spring 2021, are being paid for through the 2017 SPLOST.