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City of Bloomington, Indiana – John Hamilton, Mayor

closed: Resolved #175224

Parks & Playgrounds:

Other: Physical safety issues on playground at Switchyard Park. There are large sharp-edged rocks next to the two concrete slides separated by slippery artificial grass. I watched as small children tried to climb these rocks with no railings to hold on to, or as they tried to go up the grassy area next to the rocks and slides. This is a disaster waiting to happen! I was alarmed that a child was going to fall off the rocks or onto the sharp edges. I saw several children bump their heads on the concrete edge of the slides as they landed hard. Both of these issues need immediate attention. There needs to be a padding strip on the slides at the bottom. The large sharp-edged rocks need to be removed and steps with a railing installed on both sides of the slides.

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Hsiung Marler
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History

3/26/2021 15:02:12 Closed by Hsiung Marler

Will monitor situation.

Sent notification to Hsiung Marler, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=175224 Closed by Hsiung Marler Will monitor situation.

3/26/2021 15:01:10 Hsiung Marler commented on this case.

Emailed complaint originator. Playground meets NRPA playground safety guidelines and is inspected routinely by CPSIs.

Sent notification to Hsiung Marler, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=175224 Hsiung Marler commented on this case. Emailed complaint originator. Playground meets NRPA playground safety guidelines and is inspected routinely by CPSIs.

3/26/2021 15:01:04 Hsiung Marler contacted Anonymous

Ramona, Thank you for your feedback. We will monitor the blocks and slides you highlighted. No playground can ever be 100% risk free but a safe playground is always our goal. The playground was designed by an accredited architect and an independent Certified Playground Safety Inspector signed off on the playground at installation as meeting all National Parks and Recreation Association playground safety guidelines. Additionally we have CPSIs on staff who do routine inspections (which recently caught a damaged plate on the accessible carousel that was replaced). While NRPA playground safety guidelines are not perfect they provide a good starting point. We'll keep an eye on things and consider changes. Hsiung Marler Switchyard Park General Manager

Sent notification to Hsiung Marler, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=175224 Hsiung Marler contacted Ramona Pound Ramona, Thank you for your feedback. We will monitor the blocks and slides you highlighted. No playground can ever be 100% risk free but a safe playground is always our goal. The playground was designed by an accredited architect and an independent Certified Playground Safety Inspector signed off on the playground at installation as meeting all National Parks and Recreation Association playground safety guidelines. Additionally we have CPSIs on staff who do routine inspections (which recently caught a damaged plate on the accessible carousel that was replaced). While NRPA playground safety guidelines are not perfect they provide a good starting point. We'll keep an eye on things and consider changes. Hsiung Marler Switchyard Park General Manager

3/26/2021 11:37:24 Paula McDevitt assigned this case to Hsiung Marler

Sent notification to Hsiung Marler, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=175224 Paula McDevitt assigned this case to Hsiung Marler You can use the link to follow progress on this case.

3/26/2021 11:35:12 Anonymous assigned this case to Paula McDevitt

Sent notification to Paula McDevitt, Anonymous
https://bloomington.in.gov/crm/tickets/view?ticket_id=175224 Anonymous assigned this case to Paula McDevitt You can use the link to follow progress on this case.

3/26/2021 11:35:12 Opened by Anonymous

1601 S Rogers St, Bloomington, IN 47403, USA

CityBloomington
StateIN
Zip47403
Latitude39.147705078125
Longitude-86.538436889648
TownshipPerry

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