Johnston Commons Playground

The Johnston Parks Committee and City Council understand the importance of diversifying the parks within our community. This playground is located at Johnston Commons, the green space near the Johnston Public Library. 

The design was chosen from a group of residents near the park as well as representatives from the Lions Club, City Council, Park Board, and the Library.

Project Update (11/5/21):
The Johnston Park Board has been working with the Johnston Commons playground designer to develop a plan to make the playground wheelchair accessible and look at other playground amenities that may be added.

Concrete sidewalks and the base of the playground are now complete. The playground and safety mat will be installed in the spring of 2022. The shelter/restroom facility will be bid out this winter (2021) and constructed in the spring/summer of 2022.

Contractor: Cunningham Recreation.

Cost: $150,000

Questions regarding this project can be directed to:
John Schmitz
Parks & Recreation Director
(515) 727-8091
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