Penrose tots will get their lot.
The County Board on Thursday voted unanimously to approve construction of a much-anticipated play area for pre-schoolers to complement a school-age playground and rain garden already installed in Butler Holmes Park.
The Board’s award of the $414,000 contract uses funding from the County’s Neighborhood Conservation program. The project, endorsed three years ago by the Penrose Civic Association, was reviewed and recommended by the Board-appointed Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee.
Besides whimsical tot lot features like a basket swing, see-saw and fairy tale structure, the project also includes safe play surfaces, a new park staircase and walkway, picnic tables and grills and signage.
The contract work will be performed by Avon Corporation.
Areas of the park field will also be regraded and sodded.