How to fix Mission Hills slide

City holding public input meeting at Junipero Street park Saturday

Pleasanton city officials are asking residents of all ages for their input on how to renovate the popular big slide at Mission Hills Park.

The 30-year-old slide has become difficult to maintain to an operational standard, according to city officials, who want to know what people like about the slide and what should be done to improve it going forward.

A public outreach meeting is scheduled for residents to share their thoughts this Saturday (Dec. 15) from 1-3 p.m. at the park at 600 Junipero St. For more information, contact city landscape architect Matt Gruber at 931-5672.

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Posted by PTown Dad
a resident of Amador Estates
on Dec 10, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Most fun times with the kids were sending them down that slide while they're sitting on wax paper! After a few runs like that it gets super fast! :-O

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Posted by Eric
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 10, 2018 at 8:26 pm

Put in a concrete slide. The one at Cordnices Park across from the Rose Gardens in the Berkeley hills is as good now as it was 40 yrs ago, actually a little better. All those generations of tushies have really polished the concrete nicely. Yeah, wax paper and cardboard is a thing there too.

9 people like this
Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 10, 2018 at 11:41 pm

Make it longer and faster

8 people like this
Posted by Grumpy
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Dec 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Grumpy is a registered user.

<said in full grump> They should remove it and restore it to a natural state, like the water slide at Shadow Cliffs. Because we’re not allowed to have nice things.

<said in seriousness> Yes, longer and faster.

16 people like this
Posted by Ridgerunner
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 12, 2018 at 11:04 am

Why is the City bothering to ask? They’re just going to do what they plan to do anyway. Probably they’ll remove it because it is too enjoyable and unique.

7 people like this
Posted by James
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Dec 14, 2018 at 10:35 am

Ask if any company wants to adopt the slide, and name the slide after the company name.

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Posted by Heidi
a resident of Mission Park
on Dec 17, 2018 at 9:47 am

I went to the slide on Saturday to see the proposals. They are NOT taking out the slide but doing a retrofit to make it ADA compliant. They presented two different options that kept the integrity of the original slide. One option even included a cool new climbing wall type feature next to the slide. I think the city has out back on this one.

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