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District-Wide Playground Update

South San Francisco

In 2008, Miracle Playsystems performed a Playground Needs Assessment for SSFUSD to provide a maintenance plan for the District. Once Bond monies were identified in 2011, the District asked our firm to begin attending weekly Facilities Subcommittee meetings to discuss an approach to replace outdated and unsafe equipment. We began the process of reviewing each site and gathering information from Principals and Teachers. We continued to attend and present our findings to the committee and in 2012 we were awarded a $1.8 million contract to replace all 24 playgrounds at the 8 Elementary Schools within the District. To show continued support to our community, the manufacturer donated $85,000 in MTECH Sonicscreen devices as a preventative measure to keep the newly installed playgrounds free of vandalism. Each site posed unique and challenging site constraints for our designers as well as our installers and during the summer of 2013 we completed the project. Our scope of work included dismantle of old equipment, removal of wood fiber and spoils, installation of new equipment, and installation of poured in place rubber surfacing. Miracle Playsystems created extraordinary play environments through design and the children of SSFUSD are happy and safe.

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