Polar Lakes Playground Replacement Project



Beginning in early 2022 the Park Board began the planned replacement process for the existing playground. A Request for Bids (RFB) was prepared by staff and reviewed by the Park Board in March for recommendation of approval by the Town Board also in March. The RFB's were due on April 13th. Two RFB's were submitted for review and recommendation by the Park Board to the Town Board. One from Webber Recreation Design, Inc. and the other from St. Croix Recreation. The Town Board accepted the RFB's on May 2, 2022 and awarded the project to St. Croix Recreation for $485,000.00. Work will begin in mid-August with the anticipated completion by the end of September.  

Project Updates:

June 14, 2023 - The contractor has installed all playground equipment and is currently installing the playground flooring. The playground is anticipated to be reopened by the 4th of July. 

May 19, 2023 - Installation of the replacement playground equipment at Polar Lakes Playground began on May 8th. The installation of the new play structure is nearly complete with the rubber surfacing (provide accessibility and fall protection) to follow soon. Work is anticipated to be completed by mid-June.

April 12, 2023 - Construction begins. Base is currently being installed.

Late Fall 2022 - Site preparation was completed. Construction of playground equipment was not started due to weather changes.

October 25, 2022 - St. Croix Recreation’s subcontractor will be in tomorrow to start laying out and installing the subject equipment.

September 21, 2022 - Playground equipment is currently being removed. The playground area is closed to all users until further notice. 

September 6, 2022 - With the delivery of the replacement playground equipment to the Public Works Storage Yard the week of August 29th, the project’s demolition and site preparation work is anticipated to begin this week. The installation of the replacement playground equipment is anticipated to begin the week of September 19th, with the installation of the playground surfacing in early October. All activities are weather pending. During the demolition, site preparation, playground and safety surfacing installation the playground will be closed to users. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this project.

Preliminary Project Schedule

Construction Completed
Construction BeginsAnticipated to start late April 2023
Site Preparation CompletedLate Fall 2022
Site Preparation BeginsWeek of September 19, 2022
Award Contract - May 2, 2022
Bid OpeningApril 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am
Authorize Advertisement for BidMarch 21, 2022