Move and Improve the Harbins Landing Estates Playground
As residents of the Harbins Landing Estates Subdivision we were told there would be a very nice playground area built when be bought our homes. After waiting for quite some time it appears that there is a "playground" but leaves much to be desired.
1 - The play set itself is not sufficient. What was built would be a very nice play set for someone's backyard with a couple of kids. However, what we have been given is not sufficient for a community with 100+ homes. It's simply too small and seems to an afterthought.
2 - The location is not acceptable. There is no dedicated parking for those who wish to use it. It's not legal or safe for vehicles to pile into the cul-de-sac. It's too far from the other amenities. In every other subdivision all of the amenities are placed in the same location for aesthetics, convenience, and safety. There is a large plot of land unused near the clubhouse that would be perfect. We understand it would need fenced (and it should be) and would ideally be connected with a gate to the pool area. Parents and family could go back and forth from the pool to the playground. There is plenty of parking up by the clubhouse to accommodate any visitors. The current location would require people to park along the street or in the cul-de-sac which is not safe and not fair to the residents living in that area. It's also not reasonable, fair, or safe to expect people to park at the clubhouse, cross the main entry street, and walk behind the homes on Rolling View to get to it.
3 - There are no benches or landscaping. This goes back to the playground just being an afterthought. Where are parents supposed to sit while their children play? There is nothing but dirt and weeds up there currently. The set needs to be moved and benches/seating added next to the playground for the parents.
A quick drive through the Del Mar subdivision right next door shows exactly what the amenities should look like. There are numerous other subdivisions within a 5 or 10 minute drive and they all have a better play area right next to the pool/clubhouse/tennis courts. These improvements not only add to the quality of life of the residents but they increase the "curb appeal" of the neighborhood which only benefits Almont in the long run by helping to sell homes. It's a small investment when taking everything into consideration.
Thank you for your consideration.
The Resident of Harbins Landing Estates