Round Rock City Council approves replacement of playground equipment at Kinningham, Buck Egger parks

Round Rock residents who frequent Kinningham and Buck Egger parks can expect to see some changes on the playgrounds in six or seven months, according to city officials. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)
Round Rock residents who frequent Kinningham and Buck Egger parks can expect to see some changes on the playgrounds in six or seven months, according to city officials. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)

Round Rock residents who frequent Kinningham and Buck Egger parks can expect to see some changes on the playgrounds in six or seven months, according to city officials. (Courtesy City of Round Rock)

Round Rock residents who frequent Kinningham and Buck Egger parks can expect to see some changes on the playgrounds in six or seven months, according to city officials.

That is because the Round Rock City Council approved the replacement of playground equipment at Kinningham and Buck Egger parks during its Jan. 13 meeting. The $141,263.27 Kinningham Park project includes the demolition of the current playground, purchase and installation of new equipment as well as safety surfacing. It will be paid for through the city's parks improvement and acquisition fund. Similarly, the Buck Egger Park project will see the playground's equipment and safety surfacing replaced for $114,731.64, to be paid for through the city's general self-financed construction fund.


The current play structure at Kinningham Park was installed in 2003 and has outlived its usefulness, according to city documents.

Parks and Recreation Director Rick Atkins said during the meeting that while similar projects have previously been completed within a couple of months of approval, current supply chain issues have manufacturers and buy boards alike giving estimates of six to seven months before orders for products such as playground equipment can be fulfilled.

City documents state the playground will be installed to coincide with the completion of the new Kinningham House, a camp facility that will also serve as a rentable venue.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.