Project Playground Rebuild

Juneau, Alaska 2018

Following the unfortunate fire in 2017 that destroyed the original volunteer-built playground facility at Twin Lakes, the community once again came together to re-build the playground in 2018. The original playground was constructed in 2007 with 3 weeks of intensive volunteer effort, assisted by experienced personnel with Leathers and Associates. In the 2018 re-build, Carver Construction was contracted for the Project Playground Rebuild to complete most of the structural components to reduce the time period for the Leathers and Associates lead volunteer build effort. Wilson Engineering provided special inspections, general observation reports, and assisted with problem solving regarding details related to the tight playground safety regulations. The Project Playground Rebuild was a schedule sensitive and labor intensive Project which included demolition of the existing remaining playground equipment, earthwork, subdrainage, playground structure footings, posts, frames, decking and roofing, installation of manufactured playground equipment, poured in place playground safety surfacing, swing mats, timber pavilions, soil & seeding, timber retaining walls & stairs, fence posts & rails, and site furnishings. The Project Playground Rebuild included two Additive Alternates which included installation of a small artificial turf field, installation of a double zipline playground feature, installation of additional site furnishings, and pavement painting. Project Playground re-opened on September 30, 2018 on a beautiful sunny day attended by thousands of Juneau youth and young at heart.

Final completion September 2018. Construction Budget: $1.4 million.