Community Meeting for New Playground

Published by The Bee News

June 30, 2022

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Bullhead City, AZ., June 30, 2022 – In yet another show of Bullhead City’s commitment to improving quality of life for all citizens, the Public Works Department will be hosting a community input meeting to discuss the replacement of the playground in Ken Fovargue Park. The meeting will be held July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Recreation Division offices located at 2285 Trane Road.

Bullhead City Council budgeted 19 parks projects, valued at more than $7.1 million in the 2022-2023 Capital Improvement Plan. These include everything from park restrooms to UTV trails, with an eye towards including something for all age ranges. The replacement of the playground structures in Ken Fovargue Park was recognized as a need during the budget process and Public Works Director, Angie Johnson is acting fast to make it happen.

Johnson has appointed Parks Superintendent Dave Heath to oversee the job, and he is starting with community input.

“After 30 years, it was time for a playground upgrade in this park, and we have had tremendous success in our parks, thanks to this community,” said Heath. “When we ask for their input, they give it and it is always valuable.”

Most recently, input from residents was sought for the addition of a new playground in Community Park.  The vision of those who attended meetings at Suddenlink Community Center, the Parks & Recreation Commission meetings and City Council meetings brought to light a plan that will soon become a reality when the playground is built this fall.

“It’s just an exciting time to be in Bullhead City,” according to Heath. “Our City Council, Mayor, City Manager and Public Works Director all have a real knack for finding out what the members of our community want and giving it to them.”

The main item on the agenda for the meeting will be to select a design for the playground. Heath stated that all are welcome to attend the meeting at the Recreation offices and anybody who can’t make it can provide feedback to him via email at [email protected] or by calling 928-715-4979.

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