Capital Improvement Project: Cosmo Playground Renovation

Funding Fiscal Year(s): 2013 – $250,000 PST
2013 – $18,000 Disabilities Commission*
2014 – $250,000
Project Number: C00514
Project Budget: $518,000**
Funding Source: $500,000 – Park Sales Tax
$18,000 – Disabilities Commission
Year Completed: 2015

* $18,000 mid-year transfer of funds from the Disabilities Commission

Project Description: Renovation of the large Steinberg Playground in Cosmo Park. Playground is over 15 years old (dedicated in June 1997) and needs to be updated to meet revised playground standards, and many pieces are worn and need to be replaced. Plans to add poured-in-place surface in an all-inclusive area of the playground to make it easily accessible.

Project Manager: Matt Boehner, Sr. Park Planner, 874-7204, matthew.boehner@como.govcreate new email

Council Items


  • Adopted Plan (Click on image below)

Steinberg Playgroundopens IMAGE file

  • (Old) Conceptual Plans for IP Meeting

Interested Parties (IP) Meetings: Held IP meetings on July 18, 5-7pm at the ARC and July 20, 10am-12pm at Steinberg Playground in Cosmo Park.

Project Notes: The Disabilities Commission elected to use $18,000 of the $100,000 appropriated to the Disabilities Commission Project (funded by FY 2012 General Fund savings – Ord #21725) to fund an ADA poured-in-place surface area for a portion of the playground.

MU School of Health Professions and Operation Steve (MU Veterans Association) volunteers assisted staff with the boardwalk removal in November 2013.

Project Status: Completed

Major Vendors

Purchase Order#
M All Inclusive Rec Dinasaur play elements 140837 $18,450
M Fry & Assoc. Drinking fountains and picnic tables 141221 $10,404
C Seth Paul Excavating Earthwork 112234 $14,523
C Athco, LLC Playground equipment and installation 141627 $375,562
C Tom Adair Construction Concrete sidewalks 132703 $5,000
M Missouri Mulch Playground mulch 131527 $11,575
M Custum Play System Picnic tables (4×4 black) 141603 $6,764

** C=Contract Work; P=Professional Services; M=Materials Only

Old slides scheduled for replacement
(parts getting difficult to obtain – note mismatched colors).
(Photo taken 9/27/2013)
Staff leading volunteers to demolish
boardwalk on playground
(Photo taken 11/8/2013)
Ribbon cutting at Steinberg Playground dedication at Cosmo Park
Ribbon cutting ceremony at dedication
(Photo taken 6/5/2015)
New rocket play feature
(Photo taken 7/8/2014)
New dinosaur play feature
(Photo taken 8/19/14)
New slides
(Photo taken 12/3/14)

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