The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is partnering with Austin Parks Foundation (APF) to create a new playground at Springdale Neighborhood Park.

Survey 2 - provide feedback now through June 26, 2020Image of the playground equipment at Springdale Neighborhood Park taken in January 2020

Project Background

APF worked with PARD in 2019 to identify projects that could be funded with APF Board Designated Funds. The Springdale Neighborhood Park playscape and surfacing are considered failingĀ and were selected as a priority for replacement.

Project Description

The project is limited to the play structure and safety surfacing at this time, as well as any curbing changes needed to put it in ADA and City Code compliance. The goal is to open up the park and make it more accessible through this project.

Anticipated Schedule

The project is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, modifications may be made.


Finalize landscape design consultant contract (APF)


Community meeting on February 29; community survey opens for two weeks


Compile feedback (view summary, PDF)


Share community input at Community Meeting #2 (to be hosted online)


Bid project and submit permit notification


Contract negotiation and execute contract for construction

Fall 2020

Construction begins (expected to last 3 to 4 months

February 2021

Construction complete

Community Engagement

Community Meeting #1
Springdale Neighborhood Park
1175 Nickols Ave, Austin, TX 78721
10 a.m. to noon
Meeting Summary (PDF)

Community Survey - view summary (PDF)

Community Meeting #2 - Virtual Meeting
June 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Presentation (PDF)

Community Survey #2 - Now open through June 26, 2020

PARD is encouraging virtual community meetings due to the COVID19 health crisis. For the most up-to-date information on the COVID19 situation, including actions you can personally take, please visitĀ


If you have questions or comments, please contact James Wheeler at PARD by email or calling 512-974-9413.