Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park Vision Plan

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Image of playground with some of the surrounding sidewalk and area trees at Beverly S. Sheffield District Park

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.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park es un parque de 31 acres en el vecindario de Allandale. El parque, originalmente llamado Northwest District Park, fue nombrado en honor al ex director del Departamento de Parques y Recreación, Beverly S. Sheffield en 2001. Las comodidades del parque incluyen campos de béisbol, canchas de básquetbol y tenis, una piscina, espacios de picnic alquilables, un estanque de patos, y senderos a lo largo de Shoal Creek.

Community Survey 3: Park Concepts - open through July 6, 2021

Over the next several months, PARD will gather community input and develop a park plan based on feedback and community needs. The plan will include recommendations for phased implementation.

Durante los próximos meses, PARD recopilará el aporte de la comunidad y desarrollará un plan de parque basado en los comentarios y las necesidades de la comunidad. El plan incluirá recomendaciones para la implementación por etapas.

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.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park es un parque de 31 acres en el vecindario de Allandale. El parque, originalmente llamado Northwest District Park, fue nombrado en honor al ex director del Departamento de Parques y Recreación, Beverly S. Sheffield en 2001. Las comodidades del parque incluyen campos de béisbol, canchas de básquetbol y tenis, una piscina, espacios de picnic alquilables, un estanque de patos, y senderos a lo largo de Shoal Creek.

Community Survey 3: Park Concepts - open through July 6, 2021

Over the next several months, PARD will gather community input and develop a park plan based on feedback and community needs. The plan will include recommendations for phased implementation.

Durante los próximos meses, PARD recopilará el aporte de la comunidad y desarrollará un plan de parque basado en los comentarios y las necesidades de la comunidad. El plan incluirá recomendaciones para la implementación por etapas.

Memories of NW Park - Recuerdos de NW Park

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, often called Northwest Park, has a long history. We invite community members to share your stories here. As Austin Parks and Recreation Department begins the Vision Planning process, we hope you will share your stories to help guide this process.

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, a menudo llamado Northwest Park, tiene una larga historia. Invitamos a los miembros de la comunidad a compartir sus historias aquí. A medida que el Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Austin comienza el proceso de Planificación de la Visión, esperamos que comparta sus historias para ayudar a guiar este proceso.

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We love the openness and interesting topography of NW. It creates spaces and hills for our kids to enjoy running around, throwing balls, funding animal tracks, and sledding. Remember that one time when it snowed so much that there were ice skaters on the pond and skiers coasting down hills in NW park?! While clearly an anomaly in central Texas, I loved that NW was the go to spot to celebrate the experience and see neighbors.

For our dog walks, we will always grudging laugh about the "bridge of death" --- according to our poor dogs who are terrified to cross the see the bridge. To cross, I hoist the 70 pound dog to one shoulder while pulling the other two in a wagon because none of them will step a foot on the bridge. While hilarious to look back on - not super fun to live through.

But our most wonderful memories and those that we look forward to are that NW is a true community gathering place for all kinds of events, afternoon distractions, adventures - so much so that you can most often just show up and bump into someone you know from the neighborhood.

npoulos 21 days ago

For years my 55 pound dog would not cross the bridge over Shoal Creek into the park, so I've always had to carry her, and my other dogs, over that bridge. It makes for a much longer walk and is not do-able in the heat of summer. As sweet as those memories are, I dream of the day that bridge is updated to some paw-friendly surface.

NW Park Project about 1 month ago

I learned to swim at Northwest Pool in 1965. I remember the playground having a teeter-totter and a merry-go-round. I am sorry my kids didn't get to play on them. I also remember many birthday parties and other gatherings over the years held at the long picnic tables at the park.

juliepeckham about 1 month ago