In September 2009, City Council passed a resolution that reallocated funds from the Holly Good Neighbor Program to develop a Master Plan for Edward Rendon Sr Park at Festival Beach, Fiesta Gardens and the Holly Power Plant Site Park, which provides an additional 9 acres of parkland.
Scope of Work
The Master Plan will serve as a guide for best uses for new and existing parkland and facilities. The Master Plan area consists of the north shore of Lady Bird Lake from I-35 east to Pleasant Valley Rd and south of Canterbury St. The Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) will work with a team of consultants led by Michael Van Valkenburgh & Associates Inc. (MVVA) to plan the future of this important public space. PARD will hold the following public meetings:
- Existing Conditions, Opportunities and Challenges Phase - The consultant will compile and analyze data which will assist stakeholders in understanding the parameters, possibilities and challenges of the planning area. Public Meeting #1 and #2 will occur during this phase and public input is encouraged.
- Preliminary Concept Design Phase - A design work session will occur, developing Alternative Preliminary Concept Designs for the park that responds to the public input received during the first phase. Public Meeting #3 will occur during this phase and will focus on future possibilities for the parkland.
- Draft Master Plan and Implementation Strategy - A phased implementation strategy will be developed for the project. The presentation of the Draft Master Plan will occur at Public Meeting #3.
- Public Review of Master Plan - The public review strategy and schedule will be developed for the Master Plan, which will move through the various Boards, Commissions and City Council for approval during this phase.