Speer Park playground to close for equipment installation

The park will be closed for one month while the project is underway.

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It’s out with the old and in with the new as the town of Oakland replaces its decades-old playground equipment with something updated and exciting for children.

The playground at Speer Park will be closed from May 17 to June 17 while the old equipment is taken out and the new equipment is installed.

Built in 2003, the old playground has served the community for many years but no longer meets current standards. Once erected, the new playground will provide a safe and fun place for families to gather and play. 

Approved by the Town Commission on Jan. 12, 2021 following the adoption of the Speer Park Master Plan in early 2020, the new playground will include multiple slides, tunnels and climbers installed on a rubberized surface.

During the one-month installation period, residents can use the playground at Pollard Park, 425 Hull Ave.




Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.