Manklin Meadows Playground Closed
On the afternoon of November 3, 2016, the Ocean Pines Association was forwarded a report that was originally presented to the Association on July 22, 2014, which recommend corrections to safety issues on the playground at Manklin Meadows. The contractor that performed that initial inspection report was brought in this week to provide a third bid for rebuilding of the playground using the components purchased by the Association, and on his site walk for bid, he notified the Association of his previous report, and cited the severe change in the conditions from two years prior, from the lack of maintenance on the original issues.
Based on his site walk, he followed up with an email yesterday afternoon, citing the deteriorating conditions, and provided his original report, with the recommendation that the playground be closed. With that recommendation, the General Manager instructed Public Works to fence off the playground through the weekend, and immediately begin the disassembly of the current structure to prevent injury to any of our residents or guests. Facilities has been instructed to provide a plan to the General Manager for replacement of the structure that adheres to current safety codes and guidelines, for board review and further action.