The October 2007 Civic Connection has an update on the now complete Northshore Park upgrades:
Installation of the new playground equipment at Northshore Park was completed in late September. The scope of the playground work included: removal of existing old steel slides; removal of wood framed swing sets; and removal of the wood slat park benches. These items were replaced with metal-framed swing sets and a new multi-component play module which includes slides, platforms, and climbers. Steel benches will be installed this month.
The playground replacement was completed using funding from the designated $350,000 playground replacement fund appropriated by City Council at the end of FY 2007.
The benches mentioned in the above update have been installed and look great.