Take part in Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD)’s long-range plan for the development and growth of Austin’s park system.
Austin PARD will reach its centennial in 2028, and the planning effort will focus efforts on the vision for Austin’s Park System in 2028.
The future of Austin’s park and recreation system is impacted by a multitude of forces, trends, and shifts including unprecedented population growth, increasing reliance on private and philanthropic funding, and the emergence of best practices in sustainable park development and management. The planning effort begins with inventory, evaluation of park and facilities, an analysis of demographic data, and trends and industry standards for parks. Public outreach plays a critical role throughout the process with in-depth engagement of citizens, park supporters, conservancies, neighborhood associations, nonprofit organizations, and public partners.
The result is a blueprint to guide the growth and development of Austin’s park and recreation system for the next 10 years. View PARD’s 2010 Long Range Plan.
Our Parks, Our Future 2018-2028 is funded in part through contributions from the
Austin Parks Foundation.
The city hosted a number of meetings across Austin in November to take public comment about Austin’s parks, facilities, and programs.
For more information, please contact AustinFutureParks@austintexas.gov.