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 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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    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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