The Reed Neighborhood Park existing play equipment and play surface is nearing its useful life and is scheduled to be replaced with new play equipment for a range of ages and new accessible safety surface.


Overhead image of the perimeter of the current playground, showing current playstructure in place

Project Background

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department regularly performs playground evaluations to determine if a playscape or the play surface has reached its useful life. The typical life of play equipment within the City of Austin park system is 15-20 years. The Reed Neighborhood Park Play equipment and surface were installed around 2001 and are showing wear and tear making this playground a candidate for replacement.

Project Summary

The Reed neighborhood playground replacement will consist of a complete replacement of the play equipment and play surface within the current limits of the playground. The Parks and Recreation Department will seek community input on the playground design through online surveys. The new playground is anticipated to include a new swing set, new play structure for ages 5-12, new play structure for ages 2-5, and new wood mulch surfacing. The new playground will provide a safe and accessible amenity for the Reed Neighborhood Park users.

View Playground Option A (PDF)

View Playground Option B (PDF)

Final Option (PDF)

Anticipated Timeline

July to September 2020: Playground Design and Community Feedback

October 2020: Construction Documents and Bidding

October 2021 to December 2021: New Playground Installation

December 2021: Playground Opening

Community Engagement

Online Survey Results - Closed September 20, 2020

View Playground Option A (PDF)

View Playground Option B (PDF)


This project is funded by 2018 Park Bond Playground Funds.

Contact Information

For questions regarding this project, please contact Charles Mabry, Associate Project Manager, by email or phone at (512) 974-9481.