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First Phase for NBG’s Playground Replacement Begins

15 December 2023

From Valerie Maigue

NAVAL BASE GUAM (Dec. 15, 2023) – Construction workers have mobilized in the first phase of a $1.7 million playground replacement project onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam.
NAVAL BASE GUAM (Dec. 15, 2023) – Construction workers have mobilized in the first phase of a $1.7 million playground replacement project onboard U.S. Naval Base Guam.
During a site visit to a playground located in the Ocean Ridge at North Tipalao neighborhood on Dec. 7, workers were dismantling playground equipment, commencing the demolition portion of the project.

In January 2021, playgrounds were taken offline as part of an upgrade plan to revitalize the parks for the safety of the children and families that utilize them.

The project, awarded in January 2023, is for the replacement of playgrounds onboard the installation: one each in the North Tipalao, Harbor View, and Lockwood Terrace neighborhoods.
In coordination with NBG’s Public Works Department, Commander, Joint Region Marianas and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), 21 of the 35 existing playgrounds onboard NBG were identified for refurbishment.

Work includes miscellaneous repairs to all three playgrounds including replacing playground equipment, replacing existing playground rubber mat flooring, repairing cracks at the containment curb, evaluating existing aggregate sub-base material and providing additional aggregate materials necessary to compensate for inadequacy and providing impact protection seamless floor covering for the entire playground.

Individually each playground will undergo their respective overhaul based on what was assessed:
• North Tipalao’s playground will undergo repairs to steel columns, the addition of a new retractable sail type roof cover, replacement of the existing playground lighting system, and the installation of a new drinking fountain.
• Harbor View’s playground will receive new paint and finish to the concrete canopy, the replacement of existing benches, a new drinking fountain, and the replacement of the lighting system.
• Lockwood Terrace’s playground will receive a new chain link fence and gate, a new retractable sail type roof cover on the existing canopy, a new drinking fountain, and a new lighting system.

The project has an estimated completion date of November 2024.

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