McGraw Park contract approved

Ponca City Now - March 10, 2015 9:26 am

A design and build contract for $71,897 for the construction and installation of a play structure for McGraw Park was approved Monday night at the City Commission meeting.

Park and Recreation Director Jim Sindelar said the park is being paid for by a grant from Phillips 66.

Sindelar said 12 requests for proposals were sent out and seven proposals were returned for the project. The proposal by ACS Playground was selected by the bid committee, which was made up of Terri Sherbon, Daloe Bentley, Mitch White and Sindelar.

"The project is a natural playground," Sindelar said. "The main selling point is the rock wall. It is a unique accent of the whole project."

The park will be circular with three planting beds, he said. The climbing wall will be one of three ways children will be able to reach the platform.

A wood chip ground cover will make the park accessible to children in wheelchairs, he said. A sidewalk will surround the park and there will be picnic tables and benches so adults can supervise children.

The park is expected to be completed by the end of May, he said.


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