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 to 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.


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 to 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.


Our Parks, Our Future Long Range Plan Recommendations


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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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    Southwest 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, naturals spaces, and community gardens. 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, naturals spaces, and community gardens. Where should these facilities be located?

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    West 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, water spot rentals, splash pads and community gardens. 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 pools, water spot rentals, splash pads and community gardens. Where should these facilities be located?

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  • Tell us about your parks...

    by justin.schneider, 10 months ago
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    We will be hosting a week of meetings across Austin to hear from you about what Austin's parks, facilities, and programs mean to you. This is your chance to participate online if you are not able to attend a community meeting. Check out the Key Dates for event details.

    We want to know:

    • What's your favorite park?
    • What do you love about Austin's parks?
    • What does the Austin park system do well?
    • What can the Austin park system improve?

    We will be hosting a week of meetings across Austin to hear from you about what Austin's parks, facilities, and programs mean to you. This is your chance to participate online if you are not able to attend a community meeting. Check out the Key Dates for event details.

    We want to know:

    • What's your favorite park?
    • What do you love about Austin's parks?
    • What does the Austin park system do well?
    • What can the Austin park system improve?
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    We want to know how you get to parks and facilities. We would love to know responses to some of the following questions:

    • How far are you willing to travel to parks?
    • How do you get to parks and facilities? (walk/run, bike, drive, bus, taxi/rideshare)
    • What would encourage you to walk, run, or bike to parks?

    We want to know how you get to parks and facilities. We would love to know responses to some of the following questions:

    • How far are you willing to travel to parks?
    • How do you get to parks and facilities? (walk/run, bike, drive, bus, taxi/rideshare)
    • What would encourage you to walk, run, or bike to parks?
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  • Facilities Important to You

    by justin.schneider, 10 months ago
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    The park system includes natural areas and preservers, nature trails, wooded areas, urban plazas, community centers, skate parks, indoor and outdoor performance stages, open lawns, cultural / historic / art centers, playgrounds, golf courses, pools and water features, athletic fields, and courts for sports (among others!). 

    We want to know:

    • What types of facilities do you use or are most important to you?
    • As a follow-up, how could these facilities better serve you?

    The park system includes natural areas and preservers, nature trails, wooded areas, urban plazas, community centers, skate parks, indoor and outdoor performance stages, open lawns, cultural / historic / art centers, playgrounds, golf courses, pools and water features, athletic fields, and courts for sports (among others!). 

    We want to know:

    • What types of facilities do you use or are most important to you?
    • As a follow-up, how could these facilities better serve you?
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  • Program Priorities

    by justin.schneider, 10 months ago
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    The parks and facilities of Austin have tons of programs from afterschool programs and swim lessons to senior programs and services, nature and cultural education and experiences to health and fitness programs, and so many more!

    We want to know:

    • What programs do you use or are most important to you?
    • Which programs are missing or should be expanded?

    The parks and facilities of Austin have tons of programs from afterschool programs and swim lessons to senior programs and services, nature and cultural education and experiences to health and fitness programs, and so many more!

    We want to know:

    • What programs do you use or are most important to you?
    • Which programs are missing or should be expanded?
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