Tumwater city council authorized Mayor Debbie Sullivan to sign a contract with Tapani Inc. for the construction of The Preserve Park during a meeting held yesterday, November 15.
Preserve Park will be located on Aster Street and 91st Street on the south side of Olympia Regional Airport. City Administrator John Doan said that the city purchased the property in 2020 and awarded a contract to a supplier for the purchase and installation of equipment needed in the park in the following year.
The park is approximately 0.5 acres and is adjacent to a 2.9-acre stormwater infiltration pond which will be incorporated into the park as an additional play area.
The site will include furnishing, a 24 by 24-foot picnic shelter, a half-court basketball court, five-foot high triple-wide concrete slides, a zip line, and climbing boulders, according to documents prepared by city staff.
Tapani Inc, a company from Battle Ground, Washington, was the lowest bidder for the project, offering to construct the park for $579,793.74, lower than the city engineer’s estimate of $671,098.13.
Doan said that they will give Tapani Inc a notice to proceed by the second week of January and will give them 30 days to complete the project. Barring bad weather, the project is expected to be completed on February 21.
There were seven other bidders, namely, Nyco and ACI Inc, who also bid lower than the city engineer’s estimate, along with NW Cascade Inc, KBH Construct Co, Rognlin's Inc, Ceccanti, and Sound Pacific Construction LLC. The project is funded through the Metropolitan Park District.
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