The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) has collected community feedback regarding next steps for the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel. A draft report will be assembled and staff recommendation shared with the community before any further work is undertaken at the project site. This information will be shared at the community meeting taking place at the Chestnut Community Center (Britton, Durst, Howard & Spence Building) at 1183 Chestnut Ave., Austin, Texas from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
After sharing information and listening to community feedback, PARD plans to initiate a public process to develop appropriate means of interpretation and commemoration of the gravesites found on the site. This process will include communities with ties to the cemetery along with artists, archeologists, historians, design professionals, cemetery advocates and the historic preservation community.
Sign up to participate in the commemorative process here.