One of the area’s favorite playgrounds, the sand pit filled with bright orange and blue slides at Harold Henry Park in Windsor Village, is closed for February and March while renovation work is done on the park. The work is being done as part of the park’s complete renovation made available with the help Councilman Tom LaBonge (CD4) and Quimby funds available for neighborhood improvements.
Work has already been underway at the west end of the park where new walkways and concrete pad with shade pavilion are nearing completion. The central area of the park is also fenced off while it is being updated with new walkways and surfaces, park benches and gardens.
The Councilman’s office and LA’s Department of Recreation and Parks worked closely with the residents of Windsor Village, where the park is located, to design the park to meet the neighborhood’s needs. Access paths and playground equipment had to become ADA accessible and although local residents didn’t want to give up the giant sand box that sits beneath the playground equipment, a compromise was made allowing for some sand, while also installing synthetic grass in some areas that would allow easy access for those with disabilities.
New playground equipment will be earth-toned and provide play areas for the toddler set as well as older children.