When local heath officials eventually reopen playgrounds and other city of Austin park amenities, residents in Circle C Ranch can look forward to using a new playground in their neighborhood metropolitan park.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is putting the finishing touches on a new playground at Circle C Metropolitan Park, located at 6301 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin.

According to the city, installation of the new playground equipment began in May and will be completed by the end of September. The playground was funded through the city of Austin’s 2018 bond, which outlined $149 million for parks and recreation across the city.

The previous park equipment has been in place since the early 1990s, and the new playground will be Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant. The playground will includes a playsets for children ages 2-5, a playset for ages 5-12 and a swingset feature, according to the department.

“The contractor for the Circle C Playground is working to install the swing set with integrated shade and other playground equipment in August,” Park Development Project Manager Patrick Beyer said in a statement to Community Impact Newspaper. “Once that is finished the contractor will install the concrete curb and safety surface material. The goal is to have construction completed by the end of September, however the play area will remain closed until COVID-19 guidelines are lifted and it's safe to use the playground equipment.”