The good news is that Seibenthaler Park is getting ready for some much-needed improvements. The bad news is that portions of it, like the playground equipment, will be temporarily unavailable while the improvements are finalized. The park will be getting new playground equipment, and money is already in the current budget for new equipment. The City applied for a grant to be able to afford larger, more expensive equipment, and we are waiting to hear whether or not we’ll receive funding. Unfortunately, the former equipment was not in a safe enough condition to leave available while we go through this process.
In the long-term, the City would also like to rework the field with better drainage so that it is usable most of the year and add new amenities like landscaping and screening from the neighboring residences. As with everything, we’ll continue to seek funding to make this happen. Thank you for your patience while we work through these challenges, and we look forward to offering a new and improved Seibenthaler Park for your use soon.