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

Project Update

Playground replacement at Springdale Neighborhood Park was completed in early May and is now open to the public. Fitness equipment and shade trees were also installed in addition to new playground structures with built-in shade.

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 failing 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 was anticipated to be completed by April 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, modifications were made.

February 2020

Community Meeting #1

June 2020

Community Meeting #2

October 2020

Contract negotiation for construction

January 2021

Construction begins (expected to last 3 to 4 months)

February 2021

Concrete work and installation of playground equipment

March 2021

Install play surfacing, park amenities, and re-vegetation.

April 2021

Project completion

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)

Presentation (Spanish PDF) 

Community Survey #2 

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