Last September – October (2020), the playground at Miner’s Park received a complete makeover resulting in a variety of new, exciting equipment for children to enjoy! And, the best part is that local children made the final vendor selection.
The $175,000 project cost included removing all existing equipment and replacing it with:
- A custom Synergy play structure (ages 2-5)
- A custom Evolution tower (ages 5-12)
- Three belted swings, two tot swings and a freedom swing
- A Volta spinner (ages 2-12)
- A Spinetic Spinner (ages 5-12)
- An Orb rocker (ages 2-12)
- A standing rocker (ages 5-12)
- Six new benches
- And, two new trash cans
“We’ve received very positive feedback on the new equipment. And, the fact that the kids in the community actually voted on their favorite equipment between the two final vendors really made this project special,” said Bethel Park Recreation Director Charles Stover. “We had a town hall meeting where we presented two options asking the community to decide between them; someone suggested we let the kids pick since they’ll be using the equipment, so we did!”
According to Stover, all of the new equipment meets current safety regulations, and there’s a bit more playground equipment now than there was before.
“It also makes the park even more aesthetically pleasing,” added Stover.
Miner’s Park is 8.08 acres and also includes three baseball/softball fields, two batting cages, a concession stand and two bathrooms.
The main parking lot of the park is located off of Main St. in Bethel Park.
In 2021, updates will also be occurring in Birch Tree, Oak Tree and Millennium Park.