New Playground Equipment Set for Demuth and Victoria Parks

PALM SPRINGS — New playground equipment and shade structures totaling $1.3 million are proposed at Demuth and Victoria Parks.

City Manager Scott Stiles recommends the City Council approve a purchase agreement with Miracle Recreation Equipment Company, to purchase and install playground equipment and shade structures at the two parks.

Money for the equipment will comes the Capital Projects account, Community Development Block Grant money and Measure J money. Measure J is a dedicated Palm Springs revenue measure to maintain local community services and economically revitalize the Downtown. Measure J was approved in 2011.

The playground equipment currently at Demuth Park was installed on Nov. 3, 2003, and Victoria Park’s equipment was installed Dec. 10, 2001. The typical life expectancy for playground equipment is estimated at 15 years.

City staff says the playground equipment at Victoria and Demuth parks has reached the end of their useful life and require replacement. Public Works staff has worked with Parks & Recreation staff on the layout and playground features. Those plans were then reviewed by the Park Enhancement Ad Hoc Subcommittee of the Parks & Recreation Commission for additional input and feedback.

On Feb. 27, the Parks & Recreation Commission received a presentation from representatives of Miracle Recreation Equipment Company and discussed the elements of the playground features for Demuth and Victoria parks to ensure that there would be a variety of colors, types of play elements, and enough shade coverings.

At the conclusion, the Commission voted to recommend approval of the project to move forward to City Council for consideration with the request to include an additional shade structure at Victoria Park which was not depicted in a rendering at that time.

The new playgrounds will enhance park aesthetics and safety. The new playground equipment is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, American Society for Testing and Materials/Consumer Product Safety Commission), and International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association.

Demuth Park Playground Equipment and Shade Structures

The playground equipment installation includes custom play areas with playground structures designed for youth 2-5 years old and youth 5-12 years old; one 43’x69’ rectangular mega span shade structure consisting of six columns and two fabrics; one 26’x33 rectangular mega span shade structure consisting of four columns and one fabric; and one 30’x40’ rectangular mega span shade structure consisting of four columns and one fabric.

Victoria Park Playground Equipment and Shade Structures
The equipment includes custom structures for youth play for 2-5 years old and 5-years old; and one custom sails shade structure consisting of eight columns and seven fabrics canopies.

The City Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. April 27 in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way.

Residents may attend in-person or watch the meeting live online at or on Palm Springs Community Television Channel 17.

To view the Council agenda, visit


Image Sources

  • 2023-Playground-Drawing-800×568-: City of Palm Springs