On Friday, Sept.15, City of Bryan Planning staff members accepted the 2023 General Plan Award from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter’s Central Section.
The parks with new playground equipment, are as follows:
Austin’s Colony Park
A new play structure replaced the existing one that is used by both the community and school. The new structure is targeted at ages 2-12 and include slides, landings, climbers and has a bonded shredded rubber mulch fall zone.
Monday – Friday (during school year), open by 5 p.m.
Weekend and summer months, open all day.
Address: 2496 Austins Colony Pkwy.
Castle Heights Park
The previous structure had exceeded its life expectancy and was in need of replacing. The new structure is suitable for ages 5-12 and includes a main structure with slides, landings, climbers, monkey bars and a rock wall. It has a bonded shredded rubber mulch fall zone.
Address: 1501 Hooper St.
This new park received a playground unit, exercise equipment and a walking path extension. The playground equipment includes a shaded play structure, slides and climbing areas. The exercise equipment includes six elements for community use. The trail was extended from its current end at Glencairn Court to Arundala Way.
Address: 3300 Middleburg Green
At Henderson Park, two existing play structures that exceeded their life expectancy were combined into one play area and relocated out of the floodplain. The new play area is targeted toward ages 2-12 and includes a shaded picnic table, main play structure with slides, climbers and various levels, and separate four-seat swing set and climbing structure. The entire area has a bonded shredded rubber mulch fall zone.
Address: 1629 Mockingbird Rd.
A new play structure replaced the existing one at Ibarra Park, which exceeded its life expectancy. The new structure is for ages 5-12 and includes a main structure with slides, landings, climbers and monkey bars. It also has a bonded shredded rubber mulch fall zone.
Address: 1503 Saunders St.
The existing play structure at this park was replaced with a new structure geared towards ages 2-12. The new structure includes slides, ladders, landings, sensory panels and climbing features and has a bonded shredded rubber mulch fall zone.
Address: 1720a Beaver Pond Crt.