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Park Playground Reopened

Post Date:01/23/2018 4:30 PM

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January 23, 2018


Armstrong Park Playground Reopened


A new playground at Armstrong Park (1000 East Chapel Street) has been installed and will reopen to the public Wednesday morning, January 24th. The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department began removing the previous structure in March of 2017 after vandals set fire to the original playground equipment.


The replacement equipment was custom-built, with its cost covered by community donations and by Federal Community Development Block Grant funds.


The new steel-framed structure is nearly identical to the original. Designed for 5- to 12-year-olds, it has plastic coating on its decks, walkways, bridges, and slides, and also has stairs, ladders, and a climbing wall. Along with the playground, Armstrong Park also has two barbecue and picnic areas with tables and a small gazebo along a walking path. Restrooms are available on-site.


The goal of the Recreation and Parks Department is to replace or upgrade one playground each year. The next playground to be replaced is at Buena Vista Park, which is currently undergoing a complete renovation and is set to open this year.


For more information about the parks please visit


Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.


Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:            




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