Carriage Hills Park No. 1, Carriage Hills Park No. 2, Oakmont Forest Park and Heppner Bend Park will have equipment replaced that was installed in the 1990s, according to Mike DeVito, assistant director of parks and recreation.
The fifth, Cypress Bend Park, will receive a new swing set with an ADA-compliant swing.
DeVito said Fun Abounds Inc.—a playground installation company based in Sugar Land—will install the equipment, which was manufactured by BCI Burke, a Wisconsin-based company that DeVito said is one of the most reputable playground manufacturing companies.
The capital improvement plan, or CIP, in the current city budget included $200,000 for new playgrounds, according to city documents. DeVito said the equipment was purchased using the Texas Buy Board, an online purchasing system collective, and the city received additional discounts from the manufacturer, which allowed the purchase to come in nearly $40,000 under budget.
Old equipment will be hauled away by Fun Abounds and either disposed of or recycled, DeVito said.
PARKS RECEIVING EQUIPMENT
Carriage Hills Park No. 1, 1613 Carriage Hills Trail
Carriage Hills Park No. 2, 1600 Country Squire Drive
Oakmont Forest Park, 1414 Colby Lane
Heppner Bend Park, 1208 Heppner Drive
New swings only
Cypress Bend Park, borders the north-northwest end of Milburn Park