This week’s excessive heat advisory has caused delays to needed repairs at the waterfront splash park in Louisville this week.
Gary Pepper with the Waterfront Development Corporation says the playground was scheduled for much needed repairs this week but the Corporation has decided to delay the work to keep citizens cool.
“Well what’s happened is the rubber surface is delaminating,” he says “it’s coming apart from the foundation below so it’s become a trip hazard, so kids are running through there and the rubber is sticking up.”
He says the surface has needed costly repairs several times since the playground was built and the organization plans to totally replace the surface in the fall.
“We’re going to tear all the rubber out, and we haven’t chosen a final surface material yet,” Pepper says “but it will be completely re-done.”
The repairs will be a temporary fix until the new surface can be installed. The organization hasn’t chosen a new surface yet, but the rubber will be entirely replaced.
Pepper estimates that almost a thousand people visit the park daily, and the temporary repairs will be delayed until cooler weather hits.