Schertz Holds Playscape Groundbreaking
The City of Schertz held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Playscape on Tuesday, September 11 at 629 Westchester Drive. That location is the field between two familiar buildings – the Schertz Public Library and the Schertz Family YMCA.
Taking part in the ceremony were City Council members, Parks & Recreation Board members, city staff and Playscape fans and patrons and members of the Schertz Sweetheart Court.
The new generation Playscape was approved by voters in the 2010 bond issue. When finished, the new Playscape will meet current safety standards, have double the number of play items, better serve a growing and diverse population and it will evoke memories of the original Playscape that served the area for a decade.
The original Playscape was built by hundreds of community volunteers over a five-day period in March 2002. It quickly became a destination place for young families to enjoy. Deterioration of wood parts and safety concerns forced the Playscape’s closure a number of months ago.