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Oak Meadow Park Committee - Playground Update

posted Aug 19, 2011, 9:14 AM by Oak Meadow Administration

Hi Again Neighbors!


As you may or may not know, we are working with the City of Fitchburg to put in a playstructure at Oak Meadow park that is more suitable for the 0-5 year old group. If you attended the Pig Roast in June, you may have noticed there are a LOT of young children in our neighborhood. The current playstructure is for children 5-12 so is a little unusable by the younger set.  


The city has had money allocated to this project, but just needed a little push to get going.  As we had to follow protocol for accessing the city's money, we can't get started until 2012.  In the meantime, there has been a small group of us working on the playstructure requirements so that a RFP can be sent out to various vendors and then we can select from the designs they propose. The currently planned completion date is May 1, 2012. 


If you have any interest in helping out with this project, please send me an email and I will keep you updated on next steps. As I stated, we are currently working on creating the requirements to send to the vendors. They will provide detailed plans of their designs. We will be able to look at these and choose which we like best. Then it'll be built. Very fun!


On a separate note, we do have an Oak Meadow Park Committee as well - this playground project is just one part of that. The Park committee really needs a chairperson (other than me, please!). I know many of you have expressed interest in getting sporting equipment for the park and for adding to the plantings/landscaping that currently exist.  Many of your ideas could become reality, we just need a motivated person to start acting on them.  Please, please, please feel free to volunteer to chair this Park committee and see that things are getting done. (And if you have already told me you'd like to help, please tell me again just in case I forgot).  :)


Thanks -

Jen Baldock

Secretary - Oak Meadow Home Owners Association