Oertli Neighborhood Park is located near the intersections of Dessau Rd and E. Parmer Ln. in Northeast Austin. The six-acre park is in the planning and design stage of development.

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Community Meeting #1 (Virtual), March 17, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
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The six-acre property is currently a vacant field divided by a fence row of trees. The park is surrounded by single family homes and apartments with access from Blaine Road and Pearl Retreat Drive. The neighborhood park was acquired through parkland dedication funding and will focus on providing park space to the community within a half-mile radius.

The property was historically a pasture, owned by the Oertli Family, who operated local dairy farms in Austin and Travis County from 1923-2001. A Texas Historical Marker is located on site, adjacent to Pearl Retreat Drive.

Project Description

The neighborhood park is expected to include a loop trail, picnic tables and benches, shade trees, play features and additional amenities in line with the needs of the community.The project will provide ADA accessible open space and amenities to the adjacent neighborhoods. PARD anticipates installing shade trees, walking paths, and identifying what active recreation is preferred by anticipated community park visitors.

Anticipated Schedule

  • Spring 2021: Community engagement and park concept design
  • Fall 2021: Site plan design and permit submittal
  • Spring 2022: Bid solicitation, award, and contract execution
  • Fall 2022: Project construction
  • Fall 2023: Tentative Park opening

Community Engagement

PARD will reach out to community members and stakeholder groups within a half-mile radius of the park. Initial mail flyers will be distributed to engage the adjacent neighborhoods. A project webpage will provide updates to the general public with links to images and surveys. PARD anticipates 2 virtual meetings with online surveys to help determine preferred amenities for the park.

Community Meeting #1 (Virtual), March 17, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
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Funding and Resources

Project is funded by 2018 Prop C Parkland Improvements Bonds. Additional funding will be provided by Parkland Dedication Funds.

Contact Information

For questions or more information, please contact James Wheeler by email.