Griggs Play Area

Project Overview Overview:The City of Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation has secured CIB funding to renovate the existing play area at Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) and related site improvements such as walkways, benches, and landscaping. Project updates September 17, 2014 The following link includes some photos of the newly completed Griggs Play Area. Photos September 11, 2014 Griggs Play Area is open for play! Due to the unseasonably wet June, sod is in short supply this year. However, our contractor has a lead on some sod and will be installing the grass on Monday September 15th to complete the play area project! Enjoy! August 26, 2014 Work on Griggs Play area is nearing completion! The contractor is planting trees, shrubs, and perennials today and will be restoring turf areas with sod early next week. The play area should be ready for play very shortly. We'll post an update on this page as soon as the play area is open for use. May 6, 2014 Today, we held a Pre-Construction meeting with the contractor for the Griggs Play Area. He indicated they plan to start on May 19th and should have construction wrapped up in about two months (Mid-July).

  • Removals/Demolition
  • Grading
  • Install concrete play curbs and walks
  • Install play equipment and site furnishings
  • Install playground surfacing
  • Site restoration and landscaping

April 7, 2014 I am happy to report that the Griggs Play Area has been bid and a contract for construction is in the process of being awarded. Construction should begin in May and wrap up in July. The following link is a rendering of the play area. Griggs Park Play Area Plan The following links show various components of the play equipment planned for Griggs Play Area. 2 - 5 Year Old Play Area 5 - 12 Year Old Play Area 2 - 5 Swings 5 - 12 Swings Saucer Swing Dragonfly Seesaw Rock Climber Wobble Sphere (Youtube Video link) As I receive more specific details about project timelines, I'll post on this Current Project Webpage.

September 3, 2013 We are finding the current bidding climate is returning higher than normal bids. As such, we are planning to have bid documents ready for bidding in late winter/early spring and expect the bidding climate to be much more competitive in early 2014. Construction would then begin in the spring of 2014 with an expected completion of early summer 2014. Community Meetings Meeting #1 January 23, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard AvenueMeeting Agenda Meeting materials Park Context Goals and Objectives Site Analysis Survey Results Needs - Wants Additional Park Improvements Meeting #1 Minutes Meeting #2 February 13, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue Meeting Agenda Meeting materialsConcept Base Concept A Concept B Concept C Meeting #2 Minutes Meeting #3 March 6, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue Meeting Agenda Meeting materials Master Plan Play Equipment Ideas - Natural Play Equipment Ideas - Modern/Topo Play Equipment Ideas - Fusion/Other Meeting #3 Minutes ***Postponed*** Meeting #4 March 27, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard Avenue Meeting #4 is rescheduled for April 17, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard AvenueMeeting Agenda Meeting materials Master Plan Play Equipment Plan Play Area Perspective Meeting #4 Minutes Meeting #5 June 12, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Griggs Recreation Center (Leonardo's Basement) - 1188 Hubbard AvenueMeeting Agenda Meeting materials Project Information Project Manager: Bryan Murphy Email: bryan.murphy@ci.stpaul.mn.us Project Funding: CIB