Buckner Park Playground

New Buckner Park Playground Rendering

Summary

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. 

Funding

The project was funded by a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Recreation Grant of $131,040 and a City-funded match of $149,760.

Timeline

Construction is set to begin in early-December 2023 and was completed on December 28, 2023.

Affect to Residents

Residents will not have access to a playground at Buckner Park for most of December while the project is under construction.

Project Updates

December 28, 2023

The playground is complete and open for public use! Picnic tables, benches, and trash receptacles will be installed in the coming months. 

New Buckner Park Playground

December 18, 2023

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.Buckner Park Playground Construction Progress 3 12.18.23Buckner Park Playground Construction Progress 2 12.18.23Buckner Park Playground Construction Progress 12.18.23

April 2023

The City published a request for proposals and received twenty-three (23) proposals from eight (8) different vendors. Gulf Coast Recreation was selected.

September 2022

The City received notice of award in the amount of $131,040 contingent upon a City-funded match of $149,760.

September 2021

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.