Davis Park - Located off Harbor Road across from Shelburne Community School. Facilities include lighted tennis courts, lighted basketball court and a playground.
NATURAL PLAYGROUND COMING!! We are currently planning a playground renovation at Davis Park. The old playground has been taken down as it no longer meets current national safety codes and ADA regulations. A volunteer committee is working with the Parks and Recreation Department to plan the new NATURAL PLAYGROUND. This will offer a different and unique experience that kids can't get at other playgrounds nearby at the school or other places in Shelburne. It will also help give the neighborhood park an aesteically pleasing, landscaped area which will attract users of all ages. Current plans for the natural playground include a tiered stone seating aphitheater facing the new pavillion, a climbing wall, sledding hill, boulder climb, slide, swings, rock cave and sunken fort. An accessible path will link the parking lot with the playground and several of its features.
Initial cost estimates for the project came in much higher than our planned $30,000 budget. Trudell Consulting Engineers is modifying the design to help control costs and will provide specs for the bidding process. The project is expected to bid out in April or May with construction beginning this summer (2014). Out of the $30,000 budget, we have secured $25,000 in funding: $12,000 from a state grant (see press release below), $12,000 from the Davis Park Fund, and $1,000 through a private donation. Fundraising events are planned in April and may (see link below for info) to raise addititonal money needed, and donations of materials are being sought to help keep us on budget as well.
Fundraising Events Flyer
Natural Playground Design (original - Fall 2013)
Natural Playground Design (current working draft- March 2014)
$12,000 Grant award press release