Equipment upgrade completes improvement plan for O'Hara Township parks
When O'Hara Council devised a long-range plan to improve township parks, it didn't leave out even the smallest of spaces.
Slim Jim park, a tiny recreation spot off Lower Road, looks brand new thanks to a new swing set, see-saw and monkey bars.
Work is the last phase in the parks plan. It was wrapped up just in time for spring weather that's around the corner, Township manager Julie Jakubec said.
The cost was about $5,000.
“The equipment was aged,” she said. “We wanted to put in a little different variety down there that's now geared more toward younger kids.”
The park is situated on a narrow strip of land between Lower Road and Winchell Street.
There is also a half-basketball court for visitors of all ages. The court was last resurfaced about four years ago.
The upgrades were the last in a series that had each park in the township receive a facelift.
Over the last few years, money has been spent on a new tennis court surface at Meadow Park ($24,000), climbing equipment at Raymond Schafer Park ($12,000) and restrooms at Sacco Park ($28,000).
Last year, there was a new playground climber with slides installed at Woodland Park for $21,000.
There have been other improvements that weren't directly tied to athletics, such as parking lot paving at Squaw Valley Park and lighting at Sacco Park, which was part of a grant program through Duquesne Light.
“(Slim Jim) was the last little parklet that needed attention,” Jakubec said.
“That should take care of everything now.”
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Budget plan keeps Aspinwall tax rate steady
- New owner has big plans for Rock Airport
- Effort to bring fishing event for veterans back to Squaw Valley Park picks up steam
- O’Hara woman offers to help Sharpsburg handle stray cats
- ‘Wicked’ author shares writing tales with Fox Chapel students
- Council approves new rifles for Aspinwall police officers
- Aspinwall business adds color to holiday spirit
- Fox Chapel Area schools forum to feature legislators
- Crazy sweater tea to be served at Fox Chapel’s Cooper-Siegel Community Library