New recycled plastic playground to be built at Surfside Jetty Park

ANGLETON, TX – Several local petrochemical companies were recognized today at Brazoria County Commissioners’ Court for their contributions toward a new recycled plastic playground at Surfside Jetty Park.

The companies are members of the Brazoria County Petrochemical Council. Together, they donated more than $200,000 toward the purchase of ADA-accessible, nautically-themed playground equipment made with recycled plastic.

“We are all committed to keeping our environment sustainable and our communities safe, and so a playground made with recycled plastic materials will be a great way to highlight that commitment and help families get out and enjoy the outdoors,” said BCPC Chairman Paul Spinks.

Dude Payne, County Commissioner Precinct 1, expressed his appreciation for the industry support.

“We are excited to have this wonderful new, eco-friendly playground for our youngest park patrons at Surfside Jetty Park,” said Commissioner Payne. “We are grateful to our industry partners for providing this opportunity to have a safe playground that is accessible to all children to enjoy.”

Brazoria County Parks Director Bryan Frazier is also pleased about a new park being provided for the community.

“We had to remove the original playground that was located at Surfside Jetty Park a while ago because of disrepair and corrosion from the harsh saltwater environment,” said Frazier. “Having a new, recycled plastic playground will not only add a popular park feature for families, but also provide a valuable interpretive message about the importance of recycling plastics to keep them out of our oceans and watersheds. And ultimately, this generous donation saves the taxpayers of our area real dollars. These petrochemical companies are providing a tremendous service to our department and to the general public. We all owe them a huge thanks.”  

The companies that contributed are LyondellBasell, Freeport LNG, Dow, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Olin Corporation, MEGlobal Americas Inc., Port Freeport, DSM, BASF, Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas Freeport, Shintech, K-Bin, INEOS, and Phillips 66.  

The playground equipment has been ordered and installation is expected by the end of 2023.

For editorial information contact:

Trish Thompson, MEGlobal Public Affairs Manager – or 832-802-9767

Sharon Trower, Brazoria County Public Information Officer – or 979-864-1596

About the BCPC

The Brazoria County Petrochemical Council comprises 26 companies with manufacturing, storage, and/or transportation operations in Brazoria County, Texas that produce 1000s of raw materials and intermediate products that impact the quality of all our lives. The annual combined economic impact for these companies is approximately $4 billion+. The local industry employs over 11,000 direct employees and 6,800 contractors. Brazoria County is located south of Houston, TX. To learn more, visit or connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.