The Buckner Park Playground was last replaced in 2005. In 2021, the City began work to replace the playground which was complete on December 28, 2023.
The project was funded by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Recreation Grant of $131,040 and a City-funded match of $149,760.
Construction is set to begin in early-December 2023 and was completed on December 28, 2023.
Residents will not have access to a playground at Buckner Park for most of December while the project is under construction.
The playground is complete and open for public use! Picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles will be installed in the coming months.
Most of the playground equipment has been installed. Contractors are almost finished pouring the concrete footers where the equipment attaches to the ground.
Still to be done: installation of the shade covers, pouring the concrete edge around the play area, installing the play surface.
The City published a request for proposals and received twenty-three (23) proposals from eight (8) different vendors. Gulf Coast Recreation was selected.
The City received notice of award in the amount of $131,040 contingent upon a City-funded match of $149,760.
With the assistance of Shaumberg and Polk Inc., the City applied for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Recreation Grant seeking funds to replace the playground at Buckner Park.