Work was completed at Meyer Park to remove the existing asphalt pathways and replace them in the same locations with concrete pathways. A new concrete pathway to the basketball and volleyball courts from the pathway on the northern border of the park was also added.Timeline:
Public input phase completed
Final design phase in process
Project bids phase completed
Construction phase completed
A meeting was held on March 24, 2016 to discuss Meyer Park improvements, including replacing the asphalt pathways in the park with concrete pathways and testing LED lights.
As part of the City of Tempe's commitment to sustainability, Tempe installed LED street lights on Dorsey Lane between Alameda and Malibu and a LED park light in the grassy area south of the playground in Meyer Park. This small-scale pilot program will aid Tempe in assessing their use in other residential neighborhoods and parks.
LED lights have an approximate life of almost 100,000 hours which is well beyond the life of the current high-pressure sodium lamps currently used in the majority of Tempe neighborhoods. They also don't have filaments that can quickly burn out. Unlike traditional high-pressure sodium lamps or mercury-vapor lamps, they don't contain toxic chemicals like mercury. These lights also have reduced maintenance costs because of their long life, and they give off less heat than other bulbs. You will notice that LED lights are white in color as opposed to the current yellow tone of the high-pressure sodium lights.
Meyer Park Improvements Meeting
March 24, 2016 - click here to view meeting presentation
Click here to view survey results regarding pathways
For questions, please contact Craig Hayton, Parks Services at 480-350-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org