Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Zilker Park Vision Plan Community Meeting to Reveal Conceptual Plans for Community Feedback

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) invites Austin residents to participate in Virtual Community Meeting #4 for the Zilker Park Vision Plan, the first comprehensive planning effort in the park’s history. During the fourth meeting, the project team will share initial park concepts to improve mobility, transportation, programming, environmental features, historical resources, and much more. To develop these concepts, PARD used feedback collected from more than 6,500 community members to shape possible plans, and the department 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 #4
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6 p.m. 
ASL and Spanish interpretation will be provided. 
The meeting will be hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available. A recording will be available following the presentation at AustinTexas.gov/ZilkerVision 
Additional Feedback Opportunities
For more information on the vision plan and previous engagements, please visit the project webpage. Community members are also invited to share their experiences and stories of Zilker on SpeakUp Austin

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.
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 Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, and Barton Creek Trail. The park is also home to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Trail of Lights, and ABC Kite Fest.