Despite construction, Gold Camp Park’s playground could be usable this month

       Installation of the playground for Gold Camp Park began this week. According to Sarah Keith of Colorado Springs Parks, the goal is to have the equipment ready for use before the end of the month.
       Even though other construction activity will be continuing on the 5-acre site - with sod-laying not expected to occur until next spring - it will be OK for kids to start using the playground as soon as it's ready, Keith said. “We just ask that people use caution,” she noted. “We've had playgrounds used elsewhere in town while construction was going on.”
       Concrete pouring is the other main park construction activity at present. Park walkways have been going in, as well as the base concrete for benches and picnic tables, a skateboard area and basketball court. Keith estimated that the latter features should be ready for use before the end of the year.
       To avoid excessive muddiness in the not-yet-sodded sports field, Keith said the ground will be “hydroseeded” so that some kind of natural grass will grow there in the meantime.
       The site is about 1/3 mile east of 21st Street on Lower Gold Camp Road. It is considered a neighborhood park, to be used mainly by the residents of the roughly 300-home Crown Hill Mesa subdivision that has gone in north and south of Lower Gold Camp over the past few years.

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