Playground Project


Sitework will officially begin on Wednesday, November 15 resulting in the closure of the playground adjacent to the Beachwood Family Aquatic Center until summer 2024. We look forward to sharing progress updates and a grand opening event with the community next year!

  1. Project Timeline
  2. May 17
  3. March 20
  • 2021 - Project discussed at a public meeting revealing over 50% of the equipment is 20 years old and trees were a safety issue
  • February 2022 - City administration attended a playground tradeshow in Sandusky
  • July 2022 - County grant meeting
  • August 2022 - County awards $700,000 project grant
  • November 2022 - Playground professionals vetted and included conceptional design options
  • January 2023 - Playground survey posted on Facebook and city website
  • March 2023 - Playground presentation at Recreation Committee Meeting
  • May 2023 - Recreation Committee Meeting
  • May 2023 - Playground video rendering and webpage created
  • June 12, 2023 - City Council passed Ordinance No. 2023-65 to purchase and install equipment
  • August 2023 - $10,000 donation received towards handicap swing
  • August 14, 2023 - Motion to advertise for bids for the site work and flower shade structures
  • September 7-28, 2023 - Advertised for bidding (Site work and flower shade structures)
  • September 20, 2023 - Pre-bid meeting (Site work and flower shade structures)
  • October 19, 2023 - Bid opening (Site work and flower shade structures)
  • November 6, 2023 - City Council accepted a bid for site work.
    • 2023-117 – Council accepted a bid from Mr. Excavator, Inc, for the Playground project. The City of Beachwood received Seven (7) bids including pricing for two (2) alternate design options. Mr. Excavator supplied the lowest bid and was awarded the project in the amount of $1,061,286.82. The bid primarily covers demolition and removal of existing play surfacing and footers, new fencing, concrete walkways, underground conduit, removal and installation of new storm sewers, structures, and underdrains, sitework. The playground equipment was authorized under a previous ordinance. 


The playground project is a compilation of many different manufacturers. Midstates Recreation is the exclusive authorized dealer and installer of 8 manufacturers that are included in this project. These include: Earthscape, Berliner, TrekFit, CoverWorx, Pro-Tech Surfacing LLC, cre8play, Goric, and Duffer Hollow Designs. Additionally, all of the PlayWorld pieces of equipment are included on the Sourcewell Contract #010521. Lastly, the flower shade structures that are not included in Sourcewell and are not Exclusively Authorized to Midstates Recreation are currently being competitively bid out. The exclusive agreements between Midstates and the manufacturers of the equipment we approved for this project can be viewed here.