New playground opens at Marshall Terrace Park

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October 3, 2013
By: Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson

 

The new playground at Marshall Terrace Park, 2740 Marshall St. NE, has officially opened.

New features include a log balance beam and log crawl tunnel, mushroom stepping pods, a toddler playhouse, a climbing boulder and several slides.

The previous playground was built in 1982 and lacked up-to-date safety and accessibility standards, according to Andrea Weber, a MPRB project manager. It was completely dismantled and new sand and composite walking surface were brought in.

Funding for the new playground was obtained in 2011, public meetings and surveys were conducted throughout 2012 and construction began in August 2013.

The $200,000 project was funded by the MPRB and Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) funds granted from the Concerned Citizens of Marshall Terrace.