Charles Barrett Playground

Page updated on Mar 6, 2020 at 10:04 PM

Charles Barrett Recreation Center Playground Renovation

Charles Barrett Playground

Location: 1115 Martha Custis Drive
Charles Barrett Aerial

Description:  The existing Charles Barrett playground is scheduled to be fully renovated. In 2018,  over 270 students and parents completed a playground design survey to provide input on the uses and playground needs . The new playground will accommodate group activities, with a variety of modern climbing, spinning and sliding equipment. A new obstacle course designed specifically for children will provide other fitness opportunities.  The site's stormwater drainage systems will also undergo upgrades, and may feature rain gardens to capture and filter rainwater.  To support student drop off and pickup and improve access to the play area, new pathways and seating will be located around the playground.

Funding: City Capital Improvement funds 

Status: Design Procurement


  • Engineering Design and Regulatory Permitting: July-November 2020
  • Construction Procurement: December 2020-March 2021
  • Construction: June-August 2021
  • Expected Completion: Fall 2021

Contact: To email the Project Manager, click here.

Design Documents

Community Updates

  • March 2020
    The City's Purchasing Department is in the process of re-bidding the engineering design contract. A contract is anticipated by June 2020.
    The updated project scheduled is noted above.