The Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) kicks off a second round of “Our Parks, Our Future” community conversations on May 2. Input will help park planners prioritize investments for parks, facilities, and recreational programming over the next ten years.
Since fall 2018, the “Our Parks, Our Future” long range planning process has held regional community meetings, on-site intercept engagements, and received more than 4,400 survey responses.
Upcoming meetings will seek additional guidance from neighborhoods throughout the city. The next five community meetings are scheduled for May 2 - 4, 2019:
May 2, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
South Austin Senior Activity Center
3911 Manchaca Road
Austin, TX 78704
May 3, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Anderson Mill Limited District Community Center
11500 El Salido Parkway
Austin, TX 78750
May 4, 10 a.m. – noon
Circle C Community Center
7817 La Crosse Avenue
Austin, TX 78739
May 4, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
IBPS Buddhist Temple
6720 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78731
May 4, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Austin Recreation Center
1301 Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701
“We heard from more than 4,000 Austinites in the first phase of the Our Parks, Our Future planning process,” explains Kim McKnight, PARD Environmental Conservation Program Manager. “The second round of community meetings will provide an opportunity for us to combine what we heard from the public with the data we gathered about needs and gaps in services and amenities.”
The long range plan is developed every ten years and provides a blueprint to guide land acquisition, capital improvements, and the development of programs and amenities. The City of Austin’s leadership, staff, and partners are committed to involving the community in planning and decision making through a variety of means, including in-person meetings, ongoing informal conversations, and technology. The plan is funded in part through a contribution from the Austin Parks Foundation.
Free language assistance can be provided upon request. Persons interested in attending the hearing who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to call 311 at least five days before the public meeting. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs.
Ayuda gratuita en su idioma se puede proporcionar por petición. Personas interesadas en assistir el audición que tienen necesidades especiales para comunicación están alentados a llamar al 311 por lo menos 5 días antes de la reunión publica. Cada esfuerzo razonable sería hecho para acomodar sus necesidades.