Renovated Civic Center Playgrounds Open On Valentine's Day [Hoodline]

Carrie Sisto reports for Hoodline:

The Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds will reopen on Valentine’s Day, after a year of major renovations, Hoodline has learned.

Upgrades to the 20-year-old playgrounds in the heart of Civic Center Plaza were funded with a $10 million grant from the Helen Diller Foundation, which the Trust for Public Land administered. 

The new structures and lighting go far beyond typical playground equipment, with custom designs by San Francisco-based Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture intended to reflect nature and weather themes. 

The playground upgrade is one of several park investments the city’s Recreation and Parks Department has partnered with the Trust for Public Land to finance and complete, including nearby Boeddeker Park and Clubhouse

New features include a treehouse-fthemed structure with a “cloud forest” of nets, and a rainbow catwalk intended to evoke lenticular clouds familiar to the Bay Area. Kids will be able to climb into play houses in Cumulus City, and swing and balance through Fog Valley.

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