‘Cow park’ playground redo delayed till spring

Keeping track of precisely how many ways COVID-19 has impacted normal operations?

Here’s another one for the list: Claggett Creek Park’s new playground structure is on hold due to a lack of tents available.

“(The contractor) attempted to complete the surfacing at the playground but have been unsuccessful finding a tent to cover the area, they are all being used by restaurants and others,” wrote Keizer Public Works Director Bill Lawyer in a weekly update.

An adequate tent is needed to retain the heat that will cure a pour-in-place surface that will protect against falls. Temporary fencing will be placed around the area until spring. Swings will be open and usable because the special surfacing is already in place.

It’s the second delay for the playground redux, the contractor had to move the start date because the canyon wildfires delayed other projects.