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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Zilker Park Vision Plan Community Meeting #3: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Zilker Park Vision Plan Community Meeting to reveal design alternatives
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) invites Austin residents to participate in Virtual Community Meeting #3 for the Zilker Park Vision Plan, the first comprehensive planning effort in the park's history. During thethirdmeeting, the project team will share design conceptsto improve mobility, transportation, programming, environmental features, historical resources, and much more. PARD used feedback collected from more than 6,000 community members to shape these concepts and is eager to review various ideas and possibilities with community members. The meeting is designed to be interactive and will include live polling, Q&A, and discussion.
Zilker Park Vision Plan Virtual Community Meeting #3
The meeting will be hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 6 p.m. A recording will be available following the presentation at AustinTexas.gov/ZilkerVision.
Pop-up Opportunities after Meeting Following the meeting, the project team will host pop-up events in all 10 City Council districts and in Zilker. More details to come.
Additional Feedback Opportunities For more information on the vision plan, Community Meeting #2 materials, and pop-up schedule, please visit the project webpage. Community members are also invited to respond to Community Survey #3 (open through September 30) and to share your experiences and stories at Zilker Park on the Zilker Park Vision PlanSpeakUp Austinpage.
About the Vision Plan
The Zilker Park Vision Plan is a community-driven planning process to establish a guiding framework for the restoration and future development of Zilker Metropolitan Park. It is the first comprehensive planning initiative to encompass the park's 350 acres and associated facilities.
Zilker Park is Austin's oldest metropolitan park. In 1997, the park was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the park includes many resources of historical, architectural, and archeological significance.
Today, the park serves as a hub for many recreational activities and includes major facilities and amenities such as Barton Springs Pool, Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin Nature and Science Center, Zilker Clubhouse, Girl Scout Lodge, Sunshine Camp, Zilker Hillside Theater, Zilker Caretaker Lodge, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, McBeth Recreation Center, the Butler Hike and Bike Trail, and Barton Creek Trail. The park is also home to large-scale events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Trail of Lights, and ABC Kite Fest.