The Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will be working with the community to create a new vision for Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park.

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Park Background

Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park is a 31-acre park in the Allandale neighborhood. The park was acquired by the City of Austin in 1955, and was last planned in 1987. Located at 7000 Ardath Street, the park is named after former director of the Parks and Recreation Department, Beverly S. Sheffield. Park amenities include baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, a pool, rentable picnic spaces, a duck pond, and trails along Shoal Creek.

Project Description

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.

Objectives will include:

  • Engage community stakeholders in visioning the park’s future
  • Create a plan to guide phased implementation of desired park updates and features

Anticipated Schedule

  • April 2021: Begin community engagement
  • Spring/summer 2021: Develop draft plans for review and community feedback
  • October-November 2021 Finalize park vision plan
  • December 2021: Present park vision plan to boards and commissions for approval

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, timeline may be modified

Community Engagement

Community members are invited to participate in community engagement events and opportunities to share about park needs and uses. Opportunities will include community meetings (virtually and possibly in-person), virtual small group meetings, and online survey opportunities. The first small group meetings will take place in April 2021, with larger community meetings beginning in May 2021. Check back for an updated schedule.

Funding and Resources

This project will be funded through 2018 Bond funding.

Contact Information

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Darcy Nuffer, project manager, by email or calling (512) 974-9460.