Shade sail installation scheduled to begin at Sylvan Park.

Shade sail installation scheduled to begin at Sylvan Park
Posted on 03/31/2016

Construction and installation of shade sails at Sylvan Park is scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, barring any unforeseen conditions. During construction, the playground equipment, including the toddler section, will be closed to the public to ensure public safety during the digging of the shade sail post holes, setting of the posts and curing of the cement. Closure is expected from April 4-8. The remainder of the park will remain open.

On July 21, 2015, the City Council awarded a $238,410 contract for the 2015 Shade Sail Installation Project to Southern Hemisphere Shades of Sacramento. Construction. The project is funded by proceeds from the Palmetto Grove sale, which included allocations for parks and recreation improvements throughout the City.

As part of the project, shade sails - an engineered canvas cover tensioned between several anchor points - will be installed over the playground equipment and picnic tables at Community Park, Ford Park, Brookside Park, Crafton Park, Texonia Park, Israel Beal Park, Jennie Davis Park, Heritage Park and Sylvan Park.

The shade sails will provide coverage for the playground equipment, which will enhance the quality of public parks in Redlands and encourage year-round use of the playground equipment.

This project is being jointly managed by the City’s Quality of Life and Municipal Utilities and Engineering departments. The City will make a concerted effort to minimize disruptions for residents and patrons in the project area. Signs will be posted indicating dates when work will occur and when park equipment will not be accessible between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, please call Treasure Ortiz, Community Relations Coordinator, at 909-798-7698.