Our Parks Our Future: Austin Parks and Recreation Long Range Plan

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Our Parks, Our Future: Austin Parks and Recreation Long Range Plan

The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is in the final stages of developing the long range plan to guide the development and growth of Austin’s park system. You are invited to review the plan and see how the community's input has impacted the vision for the next 10 years.

View full draft of Long Range Plan as PDF here.

Scroll down to review the draft recommendations and long range plan. You can also view the comments received.


Our Parks, Our Future Long Range Plan Recommendations


The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is in the final stages of developing the long range plan to guide the development and growth of Austin’s park system. You are invited to review the plan and see how the community's input has impacted the vision for the next 10 years.

View full draft of Long Range Plan as PDF here.

Scroll down to review the draft recommendations and long range plan. You can also view the comments received.


Our Parks, Our Future Long Range Plan Recommendations


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  • Full Draft Long Range Plan

    by jzontini, about 1 year ago
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  • Planning Sub-Area Maps

    about 1 year ago
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  • Station One: Welcome!

    over 1 year ago
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    Share your personal story about the history of Austin parks?

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  • Station Two: Why Plan?

    over 1 year ago
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    What are your thoughts on the peer city review?

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  • Station Three: What we've heard- are we right?

    over 1 year ago
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    Do you agree that these themes should be priorities?
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  • Station Four: Investing in Existing Parks

    over 1 year ago
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    Share your thoughts on how we are currently investing.

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  • Station Five: Existing Facility Distribution and Trends Impacting Park Planning

    over 1 year ago
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    We know the areas that are deficient, but what are the types of things people need in these areas?

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  • Station Six: Tell Us What You Want to See

    over 1 year ago
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    We've summarized local trends and priority needs for the six park planning sub-areas in the city. Let us know if we are on the right track and what we are missing. You can navigate through each sub-area discussion.

    • Where can we improve access and connections to existing parks?
    • Where should we invest in improvements to and maintenance of existing parks?
    • Where would you like new parks to be located?

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  • Station Six: Central Sub-Area

    over 1 year ago
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    Where can we improve access and connections to existing parks?
    Where should we invest in improvements to and maintenance of existing parks?
    Where would you like new parks to be located?
    The community has said they would like to have more trails, natural spaces, outdoor pools, off-leash dog areas and community gardens. Where would they be located?
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  • Station Six: North Sub-Area

    over 1 year ago
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    Where can we improve access and connections to existing parks?
    Where should we invest in improvements to and maintenance of existing parks?
    Where would you like new parks to be located?
    The community has said they would like to have more trails, natural spaces, off-leash areas, water sport rentals, and community gardens. Where should they be located?
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