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Playground construction complete at Tempo Park

A new playground and basketball half-court was recently completed at Tempo Park in Citrus Heights. // S. Williams

By Sara Beth Williams–
Construction is now complete on a new playground and basketball court at Tempo Community Park. The previous playground was more than 20 years old and portions of the playground that needed repairs had been closed off to the public in the past due to safety concerns.

Renovation was part of a $312,000 upgrade project, with design beginning in April 2021, according to Sunrise Recreation and Park District administrator Dave Mitchell. In an email to The Sentinel, Mitchell cited supply chain issues with playground parts manufacturers for delays in completing the project in a timely manner.

The new construction includes a basketball half-court, which was completed first, a small playground for younger children, a larger playground next to it, and a set of swings.

Tempo Community Park sits on almost 24 acres, and includes multiple covered and uncovered picnic tables, a reservable picnic area, tennis courts, soccer fields, and a garden and nature area. The acreage also includes multiple paved walkways that lead into nearby neighborhoods for easy access.

Tempo Community Park is located at 13125 Fair Oaks Blvd., and is one of eight parks which will be connected by the new Arcade-Cripple Creek multi-use trail is completed.

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