Safety concerns cause closing of playground at Comal Park, Canyon Lake

Published July 8, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake has closed the playground at Comal Park. A recent playground inspection using the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards identified numerous safety deficiencies with the 12 year old playground. 

“We do understand the playground is a draw to Comal Park and one of the few playgrounds in the area.  However, for the safety of the children we must close the playground until repairs are completed or the playground is removed or replaced,” said Lake Manager Javier Perez-Ortiz.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake is working with a potential partner to address the situation.  However, due to the safety deficiencies noted, the playground will have to remain closed until the deficiencies are remedied.

Additional information on this project can be obtained by calling the lake office at 830-964-3341.


About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: and SWF Facebook at:

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Release no. 19-023