Playground structure removed

Saturday morning, five volunteers removed a decades-old playground structure because of safety concerns. The Board of Directors decided that the structure, which was more than 40 years old, needed to be removed before it became a danger. The metal slide got hot in the summer, the green tube was very fast and the platform was no longer level. The structure was below tall trees that sometimes drop limbs during storms and above-ground roots were a tripping hazard.

Volunteers were: resident Adam Johnson, his father Al, who does not live in the neighborhood, residents Scott Yadon and Leo Garza and board president Jim Carnal.

There are no plans to replace the structure because of the poor location.



Al Johnson, and his son, Adam, survey the situation before demolition.

Crystal Johnson surveys her husband’s work.