The Overton Park Conservancy has released an artist's rendering by DaKoda Davis of plans for the Rainbow Lake playground at Overton Park. Renovations to the playground will begin soon, and the playground is expected to reopen in spring 2013. The playground is being designed by Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects.
New equipment will include something called an "Up & Down & All Around" (an ADA-accessible climbing structure with multi-level ramps), a hollowed-out oak tree for kids to play inside, a National Ornamental Metal Museum-designed sculpture that allows kids to make music with pebbles, a spiderweb-like climbing structure made from cargo nets, and a mound with tunnels, slides, and a sand pit. They playground will also get new fencing and new walkways. The conservancy is taking up donations for the new equipment on its website.