Project Spotlight: Cody CDC at Fort Myer

Cody CDC Fort Myer Playground Arlington

(Photo credit: Rachel Larue/Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs)

April is Month of the Military Child.  During this month, the U.S. Army recognizes the commitment, contributions and sacrifices that army children and youth make for our nation.  In honor of this, our Project Spotlight is Cody CDC at Fort Myer located in Arlington, VA. 

The playground initially installed at Cody CDC was operating with a major drainage issue. Every time it would rain, the storm water would create a large pool on the playground, creating a muddy mess for the children.  This issue was resolved by providing a new integrated, underground drainage system. 

The new playground offers fenced off age appropriate equipment including play structures, swings, climbing boulders and shade over the equipment. The project also featured pour in place rubber safety surfacing and synthetic grass. 

The final cost of the design and construction of the area was $1.9 million of non-appropriated funds. All Recreation was honored to be such a significant part of playground that serves our military families and the work they do.