One of the City Council’s top goals is to “build on the strength of our local community to preserve the City’s “Classic California” charm and ensure an exceptional quality of life for residents.” To meet that goal, the City Council has devoted the funds necessary to replace the playground equipment at two parks, Palisades Park in the northern part of the city and Chumash Park towards the southern portion of the city.
Palisades Park is designated for children ages 5 to 12 with toddler swings for those kids ages 2 to 5. The play equipment will consist of a spinner, play structure with a slide, swings, and more. Chumash Park has two play areas, one designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old and a smaller area for toddlers ages 2 to 5. The larger play area will have a Zip Bar (similar to a zip line), spinner, tower with a slide, swings, and more. The smaller play area will have toddler swings, a play structure with a slide, and more.
Both parks will not only get new play equipment, they will also receive other upgrades such as improved parking facilities, better access for users of all mobility levels, improved drainage, new BBQs, benches, picnic tables, and trashcans. The contractor is currently working on Palisades Park and is expected to have both parks completed by February 2024