The city of Manhattan is resurfacing the playground at City Park in 2020.
Wyatt Thompson, assistant director of parks and recreation, said there is no timeline on the project, but it is a similar process to how the city repaved four playgrounds this summer.
Frank Anneberg, Goodnow, Northeast Community and Northview parks all had new surfaces installed this summer, Thompson said. The parks are all open.
“So that safety surfacing has a life to it, and the life at Northview, Goodnow and Northeast, were to the end of that product’s life,” Thompson said. “In order to keep the playgrounds safe and accessible for people, we wanted to replace that surfacing.”
The Labor Day 2018 flood impacted Anneberg Park’s surfacing, and it ultimately had to be replaced.
“We looked at ways to restore the product that we had there, and determined that it couldn’t be restored, it just needed to be replaced,” Thompson said.
Thompson said some trails and parks are still recovering from last year’s flooding and high water over the summer from the Kansas River and Wildcat Creek.
The water has impacted Linear Trail and Pecan Grove area, making it muddy in some parts. According to a map of trails on the city’s website, the Linear Trail low water crossing and Pecan Grove area at the trail is closed due to flooding.
People can check the status of trails online in the trails section of the Manhattan Parks and Recreation website.