Facebook     Twitter     Youtube     InstagramWHITE    Register Online    Our Publications                                 

Deaver Park Playground Closed Starting Oct. 15

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:00

Deaver Park improvements began summer 2018 and are expected to be complete by early 2019. The playground will be closed for several weeks beginning Oct. 15 while equipment is replaced. New equipment is expected to be complete and ready for use by mid December 2018. Please visit our playground at the Cliff Nelson Recreation Center, 4600 W. Bardin Rd. during renovations.

The Arlington City Council approved a $411,000 contract in June with Schmoldt Construction, Inc. of Celina for the park's extensive makeover, expected to be complete by early 2019. Various sections of this 15.2-acre neighborhood park, located at 5800 Kelly Elliott Road, will be closed during construction. Arlington voters approved the park improvements during the 2014 bond election.

Work in this phase includes:

Extending the 10-foot-wide concrete trail around the east side of the stream that will begin to create a loop.

Replacing the two playground structures with playground equipment that is more accessible as well as shaded.

Playground structures will be designed for ages 2-5 and for ages 5-12.

Swing sets will be installed for both age groups.

Replacing the drinking water fountain.

Installing a new park monument sign.


A second phase will include:

Extending the 10-foot-wide concrete trail around the west side of the stream and adding a boardwalk crossing that will close the loop and bring the total walking path to one-half mile.

Stream restoration.

Install an overlook that will provide views over the restored natural area.


The Deaver Park improvements align with the Arlington City Council priority to Champion Great Neighborhoods.

Want to learn more about 2014 bond projects in The American Dream City? Check out our 2014 Bond Project Tracker webpage for maps, project timelines, articles and more.

Don't live near Deaver Park? Find out which beautiful public parks or other city amenities are close to you through the easy-to-use City of Arlington Neighborhood Amenities App.

For more information on this project, please contact Park Project Manager,  Eric Seebock at Eric.seebock@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-5489.

Last modified on Monday, 15 October 2018 15:35
Subscribe to Naturally Fun!

Sign up for the Naturally Fun newsletter and receive weekly updates on program offerings, classes, and special events.

Gold Medal Winner


The City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department was recently named the Gold Medal Winner for excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the National Recreation and Park Association for 2018.

Learn More

Naturally Fun News

News and updates from Arlington Parks and Recreation.

Read the Blog

Find a Park

Explore Arlington's 90+ parks with the Park Finder!

Find a Park