GV Mayor Ron Rakowsky got plenty of help from neighborhood children cutting the ribbon to officially reopen Silo Park. Backing him up from GV were John Jackson, city manager, Steve Moran, city council, Bob Tews, parks, trails and recreation commission, George Lantz, mayor pro tem, Debbie Lantz, and Judy Hilton, city council. Photo by Steve Grasso, City of Greenwood Village
Silo Park, at 9300 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village, was built 23 years ago. It was time to replace the aging playground equipment when city staff couldn’t even get parts to fix it any longer.
Last June, a public input meeting was held that included children telling city staff from the parks, trails, and recreation department what types of equipment they wanted. After a bidding process, Star Playgrounds was chosen for the job. Their proposed design was presented to the community for feedback in November. Construction was done during the winter to minimize kids’ loss of playing time.
The new playground features a treehouse-inspired rope climbing structure, complete with a hammock and cargo nets. Kids will love the Spinami spinner that can be used by riding on it or running beside it. Completing the playground are bridges, slides, a sky rail and swings. There’s even a dual swing designed for toddlers and a parent to swing together.
After the rain stopped and the sun came out, 120 kids and parents came to Silo Park on May 7 for the grand reopening that featured hot dogs, ice cream, and fun.
There are easier steps and a simpler slide for younger children and winding steps and a winding slide for their older siblings. Photo by Freda Miklin
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