The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the grand opening of the Linkwood Park Playground on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am. The total project cost is $1,033,809.00 and includes design, construction, contingency, and material testing. This project was funded by: Parks and Recreation Dedication Funds, Parks Consolidated Construction Fund, Council District Service Funds, and funds from The Friends of Linkwood Park.
WHO: Steve Wright, Director Houston Parks and Recreation Department
Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, Districk K
Jenna Arnold, Friends of Linkwood Park
WHAT: Linkwood Park Playground Ribbon Cutting
WHEN: August 8, 2019
WHERE: Linkwood Park
Houston, TX, 77025
The scope of work included: demolition, site grading, underground water detention and drainage; new concrete border walls, seat walls and walkways; new ornamental iron fence will enclose the play area; new composite deck and expanded patio; a new swings unit for toddlers and older children; new playground equipment for 2 to 5 year olds that includes a slide, small climber, and stepping pods and a unit for 5 to 12 year olds that includes an observation rope tower, slide, horizontal ladder, and climbing nets as well as a small climbing wall.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 37,851 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities. For more information on the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, call (832) 395-7022 or visit www.houstonparks.org.