The purpose of Circle C Playground replacement is to provide an inclusive, accessible playground equipment that meets today’s playground safety standards. Our goal is to improve the quality of play experiences while providing environmental stewardship in the sensitive area.

Playground for 2-5 year olds

Playground for 5-12 year olds

History

Circle C Metro Park was originally planned by as part of the Circle C Ranch which began in 1982. The development and its parkland was later annexed by the city. The Circle C Playground is estimated to have been installed in 1990. The metropolitan park serves citizens across Austin.

Project Description and Objectives

This project will focus on providing a new, enjoyable playground in Circle C Metro Park that meets and exceeds accessibility and playground standards, while providing play opportunities for children of all abilities. The existing playground will likely be pulled away from the low branches of the heritage oak trees, but the new design will still strive to provide shade for the new playground equipment. 

The proposed date of completion is July 2020. We believe this park will create a more inclusive, comfortable space for many years to come.

Objectives:

  • Improve accessibility and inclusivity for children of all ages and abilities
  • Limit risk to playground safety hazards including low branches and nearby parking lot
  • Provide new play features to allow maximum enjoyment of the area
  • Protect the heritage live oak trees

Proposed Schedule

  • July 2019 – October 2019: Conduct community engagement opportunities
  • October 2019 – December 2019: Develop and design a park plan
  • April 2020: Construction begins
  • September 2020: Playground opens to public

Community Engagement

Throughout the project, PARD staff will provide several opportunities for citizen input on the type and style of proposed playground equipment. An online survey will be available in the summer of 2019. Staff will also hold a public meeting in August to gather additional input.

Community Meeting #2

October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM to Noon
Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park at Slaughter Creek
6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739

Online Questionnaires

Community Meeting #1

August 7, 2019, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Circle C HOA Community Center
7817 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739

The purpose of this meeting was to encourage community members to share their opinion on the design of the park.

Funding and Resources

This project is funded through the 2018 Bond.

Contact

For questions regarding this project, please contact Patrick Beyer at (512) 874-9476. Media inquiries, please call (512) 974-6723.