The principal objective of this group is to secure funding for Phase 1 of a complete rebuild of Reo Rd Playground. This phase encompasses engineering, design, and landscape architecture services for a land survey, wetland delineation, drainage study, and master plan development. This is the first phase of our overall goal to completely rebuild Reo Rd Playground to be a safe, inclusive, and fully-accessible destination playground. Upon completion, it will be the only fully compliant playground in Maynard and one of only a few among the neighboring towns. It will be built primarily for two of the defined age groups in playground construction: 2-5 and 5-12. The design and equipment will be suitable to those just outside of that range, as well, so that the playground can provide essential needs for all kids, whether it's gaining strength, stability, and motor skills; encouraging social development; or solving physical and mental challenges and thinking creatively.
The current playground - located in the heart of the "maze" neighborhood and arrived at by foot, bike, or car - is in a desirable location but lacking in its impact to the community. This project will result in a dynamic and welcoming community space for all kids and caregivers who choose to access it and be a long-term improvement that the town of Maynard can and will be proud of.