By the afternoon of Friday July 14, the play structure at E.J. Roberts Park in North Bend was noticeably absent. Parks Commissioners will consider options for replacing the structure at meetings on July 26 and Aug. 23, which are open to the public. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

E.J. Roberts Park play structure deemed unsafe, city plans to review replacement options July 26, Aug. 23

  • Friday, July 14, 2017 3:50pm
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The city of North Bend recently inspected the playground structure at EJ Roberts Park and determined it has deteriorated to a point that it’s no longer safe for the general public and must be removed.

The playground structure was originally scheduled to be replaced in 2020 according to the Parks Capital Facilities Plan. However, the city is proposing to expedite replacement and is currently gathering various playground equipment options. These options will be presented during the July 26 and Aug. 23, Parks Commission meetings to obtain a recommendation. The meetings are being held at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex, 126 E. 4th Street.

Citizens are welcome to attend these meetings. The commission will make its recommendation to the city council and propose funding in the city’s 2018 budget. This funding decision will be made by the council.

For more information, contact Mike McCarty, Senior Planner, at (425) 888-7649 or via email,

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