Tot Lot Renovations Planned

Spring is here and with it, Columbia Association’s (CA) Open Space Management Division will renovate six tot lots!

According to Project Manager Denis Ellis, CA has 167 tot lots. Each year, on a rotating basis, Ellis and his crews renovate five or six of the lots. In determining which ones to renovate, they look at the age of each tot lot and evaluate the condition. The renovation includes removal of all equipment and replacement with new equipment of the same type. The new equipment will have safety upgrades. The crews also expand the size of the tot lots to establish “enhanced safety zones.” They follow Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines in purchasing equipment and in designing the land area.

Ellis says that the renovations will begin after May 1. The list of specific projects is not yet finalized but the Columbia villages where work is to take place will be notified prior to the start of the projects.


– Written by Suzanne Zolnick


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