City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the community to share its thoughts on the future of the Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park Vision planning process. PARD will be gathering input through a community survey open now through April 18 with additional meeting opportunities to be announced in the near future.
PARD will be hosting its first community meeting on Tuesday, May 4 and will provide opportunities to join at 12:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. During this meeting, the project team will share information on the proposed project and seek feedback to help create a long-term guide for the restoration and future improvements of the park.
The virtual community meeting will be recorded and posted on the project webpage.
Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park (project webpage)
Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park is a 31-acre park in the Allandale neighborhood. The park, originally called Northwest District Park, was named after former director of the Parks and Recreation Department, Beverly S. Sheffield in 2001. Park amenities include baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a pool, rentable picnic spaces, a duck pond, and trails along Shoal Creek.
Over the next several months, PARD will gather community input and develop a vision plan based on feedback and community needs. The plan will include recommendations for phased implementation of desired park updates and features.
The park has a long history. PARD invites community members to share their stories here. As Austin Parks and Recreation Department begins the Vision Planning process, we hope community members will share their stories to help guide this process.