Help us create a master plan for the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, as it lands on the Southeast Shore of Lady Bird Lake from the Boardwalk, and continues eastward to Longhorn Dam. This area is rapidly changing, with thousands of new residents nearby on Riverside Drive and Lakeshore Boulevard, so The Trail Foundation and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department need your help in the renaissance of this previously underutilized part of the Trail.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is developing a new vision and Master Plan for the Asian American Resource Center (AARC). The process will seek public input on programming, the existing building, new facilities, parking, access and circulation, landscaping, and other potential design elements for the entire 15 acre site. The 12-month process is being led by RVI a Landscape Architect firm and a team of sub-consultants whose goal it is to prepare design options that meet the current and future needs of the center.
The Parks and Recreation Department is developing a master plan for the newly enlarged Brownie Neighborhood Park in conjunction with the North Lamar/Georgian Acres Neighborhood Planning Contact Team and Kristine Stiphany Architecture and Urbanism (pro-bono). The master plan process will seek input from surrounding residents to provide a vision for the future development of the park.
The Austin Parks and Recreation Department has finalized the Brush Square Master Plan after a final round of community engagement in late 2018. The master plan envisions Brush Square as a unique park for downtown Austin that is distinct yet complementary to other downtown squares and public spaces. Existing heritage trees will be protected and an array of native or adapted plantings will be added to provide visual delight and habitat. Shaded, small gathering spaces will be abundant as places of respite for nearby residents, workers, transit users, and event attendees.
Following a lengthy review by the community and key city boards and commissions, the Historic Cemeteries Master Plan was approved by the Austin City Council September 17, 2015. Links to the final plan are provided below. Select Cemetery Master Plan process for more information about the process, including the review by city boards and commissions.
Austin Parks Foundation, in coordination with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has awarded design services to Pomerleau Pocket Park for Park Master Planning. The master planning process will seek input from the surrounding community to provide a long range vision and amenity prioritization for future development of the park.
The Austin City Council adopted the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) Master Plan on May 24, 2018. The plan presents design recommendations to better meet the current and future needs of the center. The process sought public input on programming to guide the expansion of the existing facility, new facilities, new shade structures, parking, landscaping and the potential redesign of the plaza.
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation recieved a one time allocation of funding from Council through the 2015-16 budget cycle to develop Georgian Acres Park. This park was identified for need of development to fill a recreation gap in the area. There is $500,000 allotted for design, engineering, and development of the park. The planning process was conducted in partnership with the District 4 Council Office, the area neighborhood association, and community leaders.
With funding provided from the 2012 General Obligation Bond, the Parks and Recreation Department is developing a Park Master Plan for Givens District Park, which is located in East Austin at 3811 E. 12th Street.