City approves purchase of playground units and shade structure for 14 municipal parks

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regular city council meeting, Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and city council authorized the purchase of play units and play structures for 14 city parks included in the Bond 2020 program. Voters approved Bond 2020 – Parks Proposal B, which included $ 3.5 million budgeted for park improvements. A total of $ 459,744 will fund new play units and shade structures and the remaining funds will be used for project costs, including equipment design and installation.

Park improvements included the 14 play units with shade structures in neighborhood, niche and community parks as identified in the current 10-year park master plan needs assessment. The project will replace the old playground equipment with new shade structures, a rubber drop zone with a concrete sub-base, and an ADA-compliant path to the playground units.

“Parks are so important in establishing and maintaining a good quality of life in every community,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “I am proud that the city is moving forward with these voter approved park projects for the improvement of our park system and outdoor recreational activities for residents and visitors.”

The parks selected for upgrades are Academy, Brookhill, McNorton, Cuiper, Sam Houston, Sherwood, Temple, Douden, Retta, Windsor, Brandywine, Brighton, Captain Falcon and Crossgate.

Park improvements will begin in March 2022 and are expected to end in May 2022.

The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information on the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. To learn. Player!

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