Playground Upgrades Completed at Robert Coleman Park

Date of Release: 
January 05, 2024

After being closed to the public since late November 2023, the playground at Robert Coleman Park reopened to the public this week. Over the past few weeks, Paducah Parks & Recreation Department crews removed the existing playground equipment and prepared the site for the new, larger playground which includes a pour-in-place rubber safety surface. Robert Coleman Park is located at 1100 Walter Jetton Boulevard.

The renovated play space is larger with accessible and inclusive playground equipment and interactive panels. Furthermore, crews installed new sidewalks and an ADA ramp to enhance connections between the playground, the adjacent shelter, and other amenities at Robert Coleman Park.

Mayor George Bray said, "As the Paducah Board of Commissioners focuses on enhancing, growing, and developing Paducah’s Southside, we know that parks and play areas are critical features for building a sense of community and belonging. Robert Coleman Park is an important park and plays a special role for Paducah’s Southside. It hosts numerous gatherings including the Emancipation Celebration, Sundaze in the Park, Southside Day, and other community and family events. Enhancing the playground and connectivity will provide an even more enjoyable space for park visitors and demonstrates our commitment to the community.”

Parks & Recreation Department Director Amie Clark said, “Our role as an agency is to provide spaces that are safe for people to gather and recreate which improves the quality of life of our residents.  In 2023, Robert Coleman Park was one of the focus areas for the Parks & Recreation Department. With guidance from the Southside Steering Committee, Parks and Recreation worked to fund the replacement of the playground and improve walkability in the park. We invite you to come and enjoy the updated space.”

To assist with the playground costs, the City of Paducah received a matching grant from GameTime which allowed for the purchase of playground equipment at a 50% discount.  Coleman Park Playground UpgradesColeman Park Playground UpgradesColeman Park Playground Upgrades