Recently, Casey Hilbert, Ross Recreation’s Central Coast sales representative, was asked to take on a challenging project in Soledad, California, and developed creative solutions, on time and on budget.
At Santa Elena Cooperative Housing in Soledad, Pacific Gas & Electric Company wanted to relocate an existing playground because the site was over a large utility line. PG&E’s Chris Long contacted Casey, and after site meetings and discussions with the Santa Elena community, it was decided to build a new playground over an existing basketball court. To reduce project costs, Casey recommended that the existing concrete slab from the basketball court be used as a sub-base for new artificial turf safety surfacing under the new play equipment.
But what to do with the abandoned playground site? Casey recommended that the community consider a small artificial grass field, using low maintenance, drought-friendly ForeverLawn for recreation and ball games.
Both new recreation areas at Santa Elena Cooperative Housing are now heavily used and a big hit with residents.
~ Ewing Philbin, Owner of Ross Recreation