Memorial Park Playground to Receive Safety Improvements

Published on September 11, 2023

Playground equipment at Memorial Park.

HELENA, Mont. - The City of Helena will begin working on upgrades and improvements to the playground at Memorial Park, this fall, to address long-term safety concerns. The project is expected to start on Monday, Sept. 11, and should be complete by late spring. Park users may experience partial closures of the playground, as sections of equipment are replaced.

The upgrades are being done in response to an assessment by the original playground manufacturer, Leather and Associates. After evaluating the playground, they determined that many components of the aging wooden structure were degrading and would become a safety concern in the future.

The current structure was installed in 2003 thanks to tremendous work by a group of community members. New playground equipment will be installed but efforts will be made to retain as much of the current structure as possible, including the wooden perimeter fence that recognizes the people involved with the original construction.