Renovations to upgrade and modernize the splash pad at Cedar Park’s Brushy Creek Lake Park are now underway.

Sorting out details

Demolition of the old splash pad wrapped up at the end of May, and the site has now been cleared for construction, said Mike DeVito, the city’s interim director of parks and recreation.

Costing a little over $1.1 million, the renovations will have a nature-based theme, DeVito said, featuring trees, rocks and animal figurines. The renovations will also include an upgraded surfacing called Lifefloor, which is slip-resistant and designed for wet areas.

Additionally, DeVito said the space that was previously used as a seating area will be relocated and placed underneath the nearby trees. That old seating area will then be added to the splash pad, making usable space for the splash pad a little bigger, he said.

The splash pad renovations were originally slated to be completed in conjunction with the new playground project at Brushy Creek Lake Park, according to previous Community Impact reporting. However, DeVito said the new playground opened back in May.

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“[The community] can expect to see a more welcoming and inviting environment. The whole area will feel new and refreshed,” DeVito said. “More people will be able to use [the splash pad]; it will have more features. We’re just really excited that the whole park area is almost going to look completely different and feel like a brand-new park.”

Taking a step back

The splash pad at Brushy Creek Lake Park is undergoing improvements due to its old age and condition, according to previous Community Impact reporting. DeVito said it was nearly 20 years old.

DeVito said for the last few years, the parks and recreation department has been working on upgrading and modernizing the older parks and equipment throughout the city. The Brushy Creek Lake Park splash pad was identified as in need of an update during this process.

Stay tuned

The splash pad renovations are scheduled to reach completion in early August, DeVito said. The site will remain closed to the public while under construction.

DeVito said there are some other park sites in the pipeline for improvements going forward. Additionally, the city is in the process of finalizing the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, and once completed, DeVito said it will help the department prioritize the next round of projects.