Travis County Parks is hosting a grand opening event for four (4) new playgrounds at East Metropolitan Park.

Travis County Parks will host a grand opening event with remarks from Travis County Precinct 1 Commissioner Jeff Travillion to officially open four (4) new playgrounds at East Metropolitan Park. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, June 23, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at 10:30a.m. The celebration is free and open to the public and will include activities for children, free refreshments and giveaways. East Metropolitan Park is located at 18706 Blake Manor Rd, near Manor.

About The Four Playgrounds

The four (4) new playgrounds are located in different areas throughout the park to allow for easy access and use. They range in different levels of ability for children ages two to twelve to play and advance their physical and mental well-being. Two of the sites have standard playground amenities; another has an aquatic themed exploration area; the playground near the baseball fields has a miniature baseball diamond with artificial turf and baseball themed features to climb on; the main playground is an exciting rope themed net-climber that is twenty feet tall!

About East Metro Park

The 273-acre East Metropolitan Park is a multiple-use recreational area with recreational facilities financed with voter-approved park bonds to include: two (2) multi-use sport fields, four (4) youth baseball fields, three (3) adult baseball fields, four (4) soccer fields, one (1) covered basketball court, age-appropriate playscapes, concessions facilities, restrooms, hiking trails, and two (2) ponds that support Texas Parks & Wildlife’s neighborhood Fishin’ program to allow catch-and-keep fishing. East Metropolitan Park also includes a swimming pool, a first for Travis County Parks. The pool is operated and maintained by the YMCA, which provides certified lifeguards, and pool programming, such as swimming lessons and physical fitness.

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