Cedar Park approves $160,493 for new equipment for five playgrounds

The new equipment coming to five Cedar Park playgrounds will be manufactured by BCI Burke, which also built the equipment at Quest Village Park (pictured) in Cedar Park. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
The new equipment coming to five Cedar Park playgrounds will be manufactured by BCI Burke, which also built the equipment at Quest Village Park (pictured) in Cedar Park. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

The new equipment coming to five Cedar Park playgrounds will be manufactured by BCI Burke, which also built the equipment at Quest Village Park (pictured) in Cedar Park. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)

Christmas came a little early for Cedar Park’s playground patrons, as Cedar Park City Council authorized the purchase of $160,493 in new playground equipment for five city parks at its Dec. 5 meeting.

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

New playgrounds

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
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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