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

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

The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is embarking upon a long-range planning effort to guide the development and growth of Austin’s park system.

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If you are not able to attend one of the Community Meetings of Series #2 Our Parks, Our Future, we invite you to visit each station online here. Learn about the trends impacting parks and reaction and community identified needs. We want to hear your priorities and ideas to create a stronger park system. You can navigate through each station and planning sub-areas, and share your thoughts in each discussion.

The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is embarking upon a long-range planning effort to guide the development and growth of Austin’s park system.

Sign up for email updates here.

If you are not able to attend one of the Community Meetings of Series #2 Our Parks, Our Future, we invite you to visit each station online here. Learn about the trends impacting parks and reaction and community identified needs. We want to hear your priorities and ideas to create a stronger park system. You can navigate through each station and planning sub-areas, and share your thoughts in each discussion.

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  • Our park system today


    Share your personal story about the history of Austin parks?



    Share your personal story about the history of Austin parks?

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  • Why parks are important




    What are your thoughts on the peer city review?





    What are your thoughts on the peer city review?

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  • What is most important to you



    Do you agree that these themes should be priorities?



    Do you agree that these themes should be priorities?
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  • How we're improving existing parks

    Share your thoughts on how we are currently investing.


    Share your thoughts on how we are currently investing.

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  • Where facilities are located


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



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

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  • Sub planning areas

    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?


    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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  • Central sub area

    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?

    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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  • North sub area


    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?


    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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  • Northeast sub area

    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?
    Th community has said they would like to have more outdoor pools, natural spaces, trails, off-leash dog areas, and outdoor fitness equipment. Where should these facilities be located?

    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?
    Th community has said they would like to have more outdoor pools, natural spaces, trails, off-leash dog areas, and outdoor fitness equipment. Where should these facilities be located?

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  • Southeast sub area

    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 stages, outdoor pools, pavilions/BBQ areas, off-leash dog areas and fishing areas/docks. Where should these facilities be located?

    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 stages, outdoor pools, pavilions/BBQ areas, off-leash dog areas and fishing areas/docks. Where should these facilities be located?

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