1. Major was accessibility, parking availability, and other activities nearby.
2. Compatability with the surrouding area site, shape, size, and topography.
3. was geographic location, would it be a draw to the city.
4. the existing condition of the site.
Palmer Park is a large city park, it had ample existing parking, and nearby restaurants, gas stations, a pool, golf area, and existing playground equipment, not to mention a pavilion. Therefore it received the highest on this rating.
Palmer Park also was very flat, the area chosen had very few trees which would have to be removed, and the digging was at a minimum. The > size was plentiful and the playground structure being wood, and in colors of forest greens, rusts, and dark oranges fit in perfect.
Palmer Park is located just off I-90, Hwy 11/Racine Street providing a great location for draws from every surrounding city and outside city/state traffic.
Palmer Park had existing equipment, but this wasn't as important as the playground built would provide fun for all children, regardless of needs.
The present condition of Palmer Park, at that time, was as a city park, therefore well cared for and cleaned daily by the city workers.
There are many laws regarding accessibility, and a good link to the laws is below...visit the site and find out what is needed before you build, and check the ADA standards.