|6171 Rice Creek Drive
Briardale Park is a neighborhood park with a broad range of recreational amenities. It has on-street parking, a large playground from 1998, single tennis court, small shelter, drinking fountain, undersized basketball court and a large lawn space used for winter skating. There are known water issues at the SE trail connection and the majority of the amenities are at or beyond their useful life.
Recommendations and Estimate of Probable Costs
General recommendations include minor layout modifications for an improved experience with a focus on improved sustainability and accessibility. Replace all outdated amenities as needs dictate.
- Landscape enhancements
- Convert turf to low-grow and/or bee-friendly mixture with optional native pollinator areas in select locations
- Replace playground equipment meeting broader range of challenge levels and age groups (consider some inclusive features) with ADA compliant playground surfacing (engineered wood fiber) and rubber surfacing or tiles at primary access points and high-water areas
- Concrete playground border
- Replace basketball court and tennis court when necessary with adjacent seating and viewing areas
- New picnic shelter with 2-4 tables (permanent restrooms optional)
- Site furnishings with common characteristic (benches, tables, receptacles, bike racks, drinking fountain, etc.)
- Loop walk system and added walk connections for improved accessibility
- Wayfinding signs
- Security light
The estimate of probable costs for completing the recommendations shown range from approximately $340,000 to $442,000.