City of AustinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) invites Austin residents to participate in the second Virtual Community Meeting for the Zilker Park Vision Plan, the first-ever comprehensive planning effort in the park’s history. This is the second of five community meetings which will focus on potential programs to generate ideas for the park’s future including enhancements, amenities, activities, events, traffic, and parking. The meeting will include live polling throughout and a live Q&A session after the presentation.
ZILKER PARK VISION PLAN
Virtual Community Meeting #2
Tuesday, August 10, 6 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Registration
Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Community Meeting #1: Follow-up in July
On June 29, over 130 participants attended Virtual Community Meeting #1. During the meeting, PARD shared an overview of the Site Analysis and Existing Needs Report, results from the community survey as well as from small group discussions, and asked participants to weigh in on the draft Guiding Principles and Goals.
Visit a pop-up event to learn more throughout the month of July.
- Zilker Park (D8) - Barton Springs Pool: Friday, July 16, 4 to 7 p.m.
- Govalle Pool (D3): Saturday, July 17, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
- Dittmar Pool (D2): Sunday, July 18, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
- Northwest Family YMCA (D6): Monday, July 19, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Shipe Neighborhood Pool (D9): Saturday, July 24, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
- Balcones Neighborhood Pool (D7): Sunday, July 25, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
- Southwest Family YMCA (D8): Monday, July 26, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Ramsey Neighborhood Park (D10): Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information on the vision plan, Community Meeting #1 materials, and pop-up schedule, please visit the project webpage. You may also share your experiences and stories at Zilker Park on the Zilker Park Vision Plan SpeakUp Austin page.
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 and associated facilities.
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 Butler Hike and Bike Trail, and Barton Creek Trail. The park is also home to large-scale events such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Trail of Lights, and ABC Kite Fest.