On Thursday, the city of Suwanee announced a new community project to build a new playground at PlayTown Suwanee, located just off Main Street.
“After 20 years of fun, PlayTown has reached the end of its planned life,” said Suwanee City Manager Marty Allen.
PlayTown Suwanee was built in 2004. According to Suwanee officials, more than a thousand community members joined forces to help build the structure, and it’s time for the city to do it again.
“We looked at rehabbing it, but in the end it made even more sense to rebuild it with modern, durable materials and incorporate some new features,” Allen said.
Leather & Associates designed and operated the original playground at Playtown. The city allowed the company to return for another upgrade.
The new playground will remain in the same location, maintain a similar size and incorporate existing elements of the original design, officials said; However, the new design will meet modern standards of inclusivity and will be built with environmentally friendly recycled materials. According to the city, these new materials will be long-lasting and require almost no maintenance. The new playground will be designed to reflect Suwanee and include special features unique to the area.
“With the construction of Town Center on Main, it seemed like the perfect time to give our beloved PlayTown a much-needed makeover, while also giving a new generation of parents a chance to be a part of a truly impressive project,” Allen said.
The joint assembly will give citizens a practical opportunity to give back to the community. The City of Suwanee and Leather & Associates will also host design brainstorming sessions with what they consider playground experts — the kids.
Suwanee City Government plans to make an announcement soon about community input and volunteer opportunities. The project is expected to begin in the fall.