Playground Replacement Program

Recognizing the importance of updating playground equipment throughout the community, the McPherson Parks Department has launched the "Get Your PLAY On!" campaign. Efforts include raising funds to replace outdated play systems at five area parks. Inspiration for the plan was triggered by the Hess Park project completed in 2016, a project which involved City of McPherson employees working collaboratively with community members and businesses. Their efforts included raising adequate funds and constructing the park TOGETHER.

All are encouraged to learn more about the Playground Replacement Program and watch for updates. Working TOGETHER we can promote community involvement and produce tangible outcomes that will benefit McPherson residents and visitors alike. For more information or to make a donation, contact Director of Public Lands & Facilities Wayne Burns.

"Get Your PLAY On!" Projects

Countryside Park features a slide that looks like a shoe, which sits next to a merry-go-round
Countryside Park Playground
1428 Meadowlane
Current play system approximately 30 years old

Proposed Updates: Unity Slide Climber, Cruise Line & Wave Rider See-Saw
Estimated Cost: $31,490
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Homeside Park Playground
1302 Crescent
Current play system approximately 30 years old

Proposed Updates: Unity Teeter Tunnel, Steel Arch Swing & Unity Slide Climber
Estimated Cost: $30,977
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Whitlock Park Playground
500 S. Park
Current Play system approximately 30 years old

Proposed Updates: Single Post Swing, Playdozer, Unity SpinR & Prairie Wagon
Estimated Cost: $52,469
One of the slides at Lakeside park has a slide painted in the colors of a rainbow.
Lakeside Park Playground #4
204 W. Lakeside Drive
Current play system approximately 30 years old

Proposed Updates: Spinami, Hoopla Swing & Unity Slide Climber
Estimated Cost: $28,163
Lakeside Park has a playground featuring a slide that looks like an elephant.
Lakeside Park Playgrounds #5 & #6
514 W. Lakeside Drive
Current play system approximately 30 years old

Proposed Updates: Picnic Boulder, Tower Boulder, Ridge Boulder, Castle Boulder, Robe Bridge & Ground Net Climber
Estimated Cost: $114,472

"Get Your PLAY On!" Sponsorship Opportunities


All donations are appreciated. If you want to support unique playgrounds to benefit all children and their families, consider the following sponsorship levels. Send donations to City of McPherson, Public Lands & Facilities, 400 E. Kansas, McPherson, KS 67460. For donor recognition details, contact Wayne Burns at 620.245.2535.
KING OF THE HILL
PLAYMAKER
CHAMPION
FUN & GAMES
GET OUT & PLAY
GET YOUR PLAY ON
$28,163 or more
$5,000 - $28,162
$2,500 - $4,999
$1,000 - $2,499
$500 - $999
$250 - $499