Monday, November 26, 2012
Shade structure to be installed beginning today through Dec. 14.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Payne Park playground will be a construction site again as it will be closed starting today to install a shade structure. The playground, which partially opened in June, is expected to re-open on or before Dec. 14. The shade structure will cover the small children playground (ages 5-12) as well as the music area, providing relief from the sun as requested by residents after temperatures were found to be too hot on the plastic playground equipment. The installation will include the placement of support columns and cables and will require the entire Payne Park playground to be temporarily closed, according to the city. In January, portions of the playground will be temporarily closed again to install a shade cloth over the structure, …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Five Things: Payne Park Playground | Herald-Tribune Protest | Pinecraft | Blues Fest | Cuts Against Cancer
1. The new circus-themed playground at Payne Park that opened in June will close for work beginning Thursday. The two-week closure is to install shading for the play area designed for 3-to-5-year olds, installing irrigation lines, finishing landscaping and finally those fences will come down. The playground is expected to reopen Friday, Oct. 12. 2. A group is planning to protest in front of The Herald-Tribune at 1 p.m. Thursday after a misleading and false anti-Obama ad appeared in the paper Sunday. The story is garnering regional and national attention from the press. 3. The County Commission is expected to receive an update today on planning and upgrades in Pinecraft—Sarasota's Amish and Mennonite village. During the past several months…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The unveiling of the new circus-themed playground at Payne Park coincided with the Sarasota Sports Festival on Saturday.
Kids of all ages got their first chance to clown around on the brand new circus playground at Payne Park during the first ever Sarasota Sports Festival on Saturday. Face painters and balloon benders from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey were on hand to pump up the circus spirit while Ringling Bros. performers led audiences in interactive, fitness-oriented CircusFit performances throughout the day. When kids and families weren’t hanging with the clowns, they also had an opportunity to play on the new circus playground, which had its unveiling during the Sports Festival. Flip through the exclusive Patch photo gallery to get a peek at the new park and take in the sights from the CircusFit show.
Monday, June 11, 2012
A circus-themed playground and the first-ever Sarasota Sports Festival will take place Saturday at Payne Park.
It's going to be a circus at Payne Park this weekend. Maybe not a full-blown big top, but with a new circus-themed playground set to open, circus performers helping celebrate and the Sarasota Sports Festival on Saturday, it's as close as you can get to the real thing. The playground will open Saturday — the same day as the first-ever Sarasota Sports Festival. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will perform several free interactive CircusFit performances throughout the day to celebrate the opening of the playground. Ringling Bros. will perform three free CircusFit shows near the playground at: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. The performances will be interactive with the audience and include fun activities such as a laugh-a-thon, …