The City of Marquette, Community Services Department and Marquette Playgrounds For All committee, invite the community to participate in several public input sessions the week of May 17, 2021. Sessions will be hosted by Sanders & Czapski Associates and partners Progressive A&E and Let Kids Play. The public is encouraged to attend any or all the following opportunities:
Monday, May 17, 2021
12:30-2:30 pm Meet the Team, Imagine a New Playground
On-Site at Kids Cove Playground, Mattson Park
Meet the design team, Marquette Playgrounds For All and City Staff. This informal session will provide an opportunity for the community and the design team to begin to imagine a new playground at the park.
5:30-7:30 pm Inclusive Design Presentation
Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena (or Zoom)**
Mara Kaplan of Let Kids Play will present the background of inclusive design and play specific to playgrounds.
Tuesday May 18, 2021
11:30-1:30 pm Drop-In Design Day Workshop*
Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena **
Poster examples of potential playground elements will be available and participants will vote for favorites using a cell phone app.
5:30-7:30 pm Design Presentation and Workshop*
Lakeview Arena – Russell Arena (or Zoom) **
An interactive presentation and workshop on possible design aspects. Participants will vote for favorites using the cell phone app. Middle school and high school students are welcome.
Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to attend these events. To request accommodations please call Community Services, 906-228-0460 by May 14, 2021 at noon.
* All participants in the Tuesday events are encouraged to bring a picture of children who will use the new playground. These will be incorporated into a collage at the end of the project.
** COVID-19 safety protocols for events at Lakeview Arena will require all attendees wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance. Attendees will be limited to 100 persons. Additional participation will be available via Zoom (link at kidscovemqt.com) and the cell phone app.