McPherson Park

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.
McPherson Park playground including benches and slides
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:
  • Benches
  • Fencing
  • Large net climber
  • Mural
  • Other play elements
  • Parking lot improvements
  • Pavements
  • Plantings
  • See-saw
  • Shade structure
  • Swings
  • Tree house play structure

The new playground was celebrated by the community and dedicated to Conrad Gauthier in June 2010.