The Glenview Park District announced the completion of Flick Park's south playground in a press release. A wooden play structure from 1996 was showing signs of deterioration in the posts, according to the release.
The old equipment was replaced with two composite playpieces, the release says. One has a combination of slides and climbing opportunities appropriate for children ages five to 12. The second addition has a “clubhouse” theme that incorporates natural looking climbers such as a tree trunk and tree stumps, plus a “trackride glider."
A new shade shelter was also built in the central part of the playground, according to the release. The structure lets parents to monitor their children anywhere in playground without standing in the sun. A twelve foot, square, fabric structure was installed to provide shade in the sandbox as well.
A new swing area was created in the open space just west of the playground with space for four additional belt swings and a “Supernova” spinner, the release says.
New benches and trash receptacles were also installed.
“We are pleased to complete the Flick Park renovations. This is a heavily used playground and we were looking for opportunities to increase the 'play' for everyone, Ken Wexler, the park district's park planner said in the release.
The 39-acre community park is located at 3600 Glenview Road.