Jimmy Lee Play Area

Jimmy Lee Play Area Project Overview

The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has secured CIB funding to renovate the existing play area at Jimmy Lee. The scope of the work includes:

  • Replacement of the existing play equipment with equipment which meets CPSC and ADA guidelines
  • Addition of synthetic resilient surfacing for both accessibility and safety.
  • Site improvements including walk, benches and landscaping will be provided if necessary.

Project Updates

10/11/2018- Construction of the play area will begin in late October 2018. The Play Area will be fenced off and closed during construction.  Construction will be completed in Spring of 2019.  Artist Arlene Birt is working on artwork to recognize Jimmy Lee.

2/2/2018- Standard environmental testing is currently underway at the play area. The play area will be closed for up to a week in mid-February as these tests are conducted. Results from the testing will indicate the next steps and timeline for construction, and additional updates will be provided at that time. 

 

Previous Community Meetings

Design Advisory Committee Meeting #1 - October 12, 2016
5:30-7:00pm
Jimmy Lee/Oxford Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room
 
Design Advisory Committee Meeting #2 - December 14, 2016
5:30-6:30pm
Jimmy Lee/Oxford Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room
 
Design Advisory Committee Meeting #3 - March 9, 2017
5:00-6:30pm
Jimmy Lee/Oxford Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room
 
 
Public Open House - May 2, 2017
5:00-6:00pm
Jimmy Lee/Oxford Recreation Center -  Entry Foyer
Plans for the play area renovation will be on display 
Parks Design staff will be available to discuss project