IMG_3365Hot Springs Village families now have another option for play. The pocket park located next to the tennis center in the Coronado Complex is complete and now open.

The park has a play set with a tunnel, a bass drum, a 4 foot beanstalk climber, a rain wheel, a curved slide, bongo drums and a vine climber.  The play set accommodates ages 5-12.

The Coronado pocket park replaced a metal play structure that was installed more than 20 years ago.

There is also a 8 foot double-seat swing (one swing being an infant seat swing), a park bench and park trash can.   The bench park bench is located under shade next to the play area for comfort while supervising children at play.

IMG_3364“We’re thrilled to have added our second pocket park in Hot Springs Village,” said Director of Recreation Stacy Hoover. “Joining our main playground at the DeSoto Recreation Area and the pocket park opened in Grove Park last year, the Coronado pocket park replaces a 20-plus year old metal play structure that was in need of replacement.”

This project improves recreation opportunities within Hot Springs Village. The removal of the old equipment and installation of the new equipment was performed by the Public Services Department Grounds Maintenance team supervised by Norman Meredith.

This project was a budgeted capital project in 2019 for the Recreation Department. The budget was $15,000 and final price for the park was just over $13,000.

IMG_3363“A two-year pocket park project is proposed in the 2020 budget to be constructed near the Balboa Trailhead at Balboa Beach,” Hoover said. “The two-year project will provide new picnic areas in year one, and add play and climbing equipment in year two.”

All children at the park must be supervised by an adult.  The park is open to the community, you do not need to be a patron of the tennis center to enjoy the park.

The pocket park is located next to the Coronado Tennis Center, 151 Ponderosa Lane.