New playground equipment at parks

VISTA — Three city parks have received new playgrounds. Luz Duran Park, 340 E. Townsite Drive; South Buena Vista Park, 1602 Mountain Pass Circle; and Breeze Hill Park, 645 S. Melrose, have all received new ADA accessible playground equipment to replace well-used and hard to repair equipment.
“The new playgrounds help accomplish the city’s mission to provide recreational activities to children of all abilities,” Bill Fortmueller, acting director of Recreation & Community Services, said. “We have already noticed an increase in attendance at South Buena Vista Park because of the new equipment.”
The playground equipment at South Buena Vista Park and Breeze Hill Park were more than 15 years old and did not comply with current ADA standards. The equipment at Luz Duran Park was 11 years old, and old replacement parts were difficult to obtain from the manufacturer.
The playground contract was funded through the Capital Improvement Program and was awarded to Zasueta Contracting, Inc. from Spring Valley for $348, 304. The bid contract included the removal of old equipment, installation and purchase of new equipment, installation of concrete sub-base and ADA accessible rubber surfacing at each park.
The playground structures have an expected life expectancy of 10 years.
For more information about Vista’s new playgrounds, contact Bill Fortmueller at (760) 726-1340, ext. 1148 or by e-mail at


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