As part of the City Manager's Neighborhood McPherson Playground Initiative for Centralville, a new playground was constructed in McPherson Park. The Department of Planning and Development planning staff met with residents to receive input on the design of the new play equipment and other desired site amenities.
The old playground was demolished, saving the existing large shade trees in the center of the space, and the new playground was constructed. Amenities at the new playground include:
Large net climber
Other play elements
Parking lot improvements
Tree house play structure
The new playground was celebrated by the community and dedicated to Conrad Gauthier in June 2010.