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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: June 12, 2023

New Amenities at Sequoia Park

Photo of Sequoia Park with Pavilion and playground with new features

If you have visited Sequoia Park recently you have noticed sidewalk connections to the neighborhood, a new play structure, and a pavilion.  The sidewalk connections and playground amenities are part of Phase 1 of the overall improvement plan for the park.  This phase was funded by a Community Development Block Grant for $175,000. The sidewalk is ADA compliant and the playground is designed for children ages 2-5 years old.

Phase 2 of the project is also funded by a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $208,800 and will consist of a second play structure for children ages 5-12 years old and the recently completed pavilion.

The pavilion has 4 picnic tables and a cover grill located on an accessible hard surface. Construction of the playground is anticipated to begin in late summer and be completed in the fall. These park improvements were a result of community meetings with the neighborhood a few years ago to kick off planning efforts.

The Sequoia Park playground is the 29th playground to be constructed within the park system.  A park metric of playground per resident ratio is set at a goal of 1 playground per 5,000 residents.   Based on the 2022 population of 154,200 and 29 playgrounds that set Denton at a 1 to 5,317 residents ratio, slightly above our goal.  For more information on Denton dashboards and metrics go to:https://performance.envisio.com/dashboard/City_of_Denton_Strategic_Plan

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Parks and Recreation

Jason Donnell,  Sr. Park Planner

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