The Austin City Council adopted the Pease Park Master Plan at its October 16, 2014 regular meeting. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) appreciates the contributions of the Pease Park Conservancy (PPC) and all the community members who participated in the development of the master plan. With a focus on enhancing and preserving the naturalistic feel of the park, opportunities were identified for improving gateways, sensitively adapting the historic Tudor Cottage restroom building and enhancing the playscape area. Additionally, the plan calls for additional bridge crossings across the creek and a much improved and enhanced trail system. PARD and the PPC will keep the community updated as the implementation phase begins.

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Pease Park Master Plan Report

Executive Summary

01 Appendix Cover + TOC

02 Appendix A Natural Resources

03 Appendix B Cultural Resources

04 Appendix C Public Input--Surveys

05 Appendix D Public Input--Mtgs

06 Appendix E Public Input--Comments to PARD

07 Appendix F Meeting Minutes

08 Appendix G Concept Plan Development

09 Appendix H Trees for Pease--PPC Major Efforts

10 Appendix I PARD Memo to PARB 

11 Appendix J Cost Estimate - Phasing Matrix 

12 Appendix K Eeyore's Birthday Stating & Events Area

13 Appendix L Park Context - References

14 Appendix M Letters of Support

 

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Pease Park Master Plan Presentation to Boards, Commissions & Council

Aug. 25, 2014 Recommended by Design Commission 
Sept. 8, 2014 Recommended by Land, Facilities & Programs Committee of PARB 
Sept. 9, 2014 Recommended by Planning Commission
Sept. 17, 2014 Recommended by the Environmental Board
Sept. 17, 2014   Recommended by the Urban Forestry Board
Sept. 23, 2014 Recommended by the Parks and Recreation Board
Oct. 16, 2014 Adopted by the Austin City Council 

Public Engagement

The planning process began in Fall, 2013 and included a robust public engagement process with three public meetings and nearly 1,000 survey respondents. PARD and the Parks & Recreation Board (PARB) will review the master plan and make a recommendation to the City Council.

Meeting #3—June 5, 2014

Meeting #2—Feb. 27, 2014

Meeting #1Nov. 21, 2013

Background

Since 2008, the PPC has led efforts to improve the area’s landscape, including planting 500 trees and restoring historic features in the park, such as the Tudor Cottage and 1920s Memorial Entry Gates, and the picnic tables installed by the Works Progress Administration. Founded in 1963, WRT has established a national reputation for planning public spaces across the country. Among its numerous projects, WRT has prepared a master plan for Houston’s Memorial Park and is currently working on the Trinity River Park project in Dallas. WRT also spearheaded the comprehensive “Imagine Austin” plan for the City in 2012.

To learn more about the PPC, please visit  www.peasepark.com, contact (512)777-1632 or email info@peasepark.org. For updated information about the Pease Park Master Planning Process or to provide feedback, please email us or call (512)974-9478.