Construction at Glen Canyon Park started in early January and is progressing steadily. When complete, the project will feature improvements to the tennis courts, children’s play area, recreation center, landscaping, and Elk Street entrance.
Although the sights and sounds of construction can be hard to escape around the eastern end of the park, we have tried to make visiting Glen Canyon Park as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible during the renovation. There are signs around the park that direct visitors to the open entrances, as well as provide information about the renovation project. Also, there are ADA-accessible porta-potties available seven days a week; they may be found near the Bosworth Street entrance.
To date, the tennis courts and th! eir surrounding retaining walls, as well as the old children’s play equipment, have been removed to make way for the new courts, playground and other amenities. As you may know, the old play equipment was made of pressure treated lumber, which had chemicals such as arsenic in the wood. Though they were sealed by the city on a regular basis, it will be great to get new equipment in the new playground! Some of the park’s benches and tables have been removed for safekeeping; they will be returned when the renovation nears completion.