St. Christopher’s Playground Returns to Agenda

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church wants to turn this courtyard into an enclosed playground. (File photo: Chris McGathey)
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church wants to turn this courtyard — where homeless panhandlers often take naps — into an enclosed playground. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Last July, the University Park City Council declined to act on St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church’s plans to build a new playground that would be shielded from the Central Expressway frontage road by a wooden fence. Members of the council remembered when church officials wouldn’t get on board with a beautification plan for the intersection of Lovers Land and Central.

In September, architect Taylor Armstrong offered to work with the church on coming up with a more pleasing solution. That solution, a wrought-iron fence with masonry columns, will be considered by the City Council on Tuesday.

And let’s not forget that Armstrong will soon be a member of the council.

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