Grand Meadow is an undeveloped neighborhood park in southeast Austin. Eager to develop this park, a local stewardship organization applied for and was awarded a design grant by Austin Parks Foundation. The concept plan is awaiting final PARD approval. District 2

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The concept plan for Grand Meadows is under final PARD review. View the concept plan and executive summary below:

Image of Grand Meadow park with wildflowers and butterfly cutout and people in the meadow

Background

Located at 8022 Thaxton Drive, at the intersection of Thaxton Dive and Panadero Road, the land was historically used as farmland. In 1988, the City of Austin acquired a 6.4-acre parcel, then expanded the park by acquiring two smaller parcels in 2004. Now surrounded by single-family homes, the nearly ten-acre property is currently designated as a wildflower meadow. In 2022, the Friends of Grand Meadow, a stewardship organization dedicated to building  community around the park, was granted design services by Austin Parks Foundation. 

Project Description

Grand Meadow location map

Austin Parks Foundation, in coordination with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, will conduct community engagement and develop a concept plan to guide the future development of Grand Meadow Neighborhood Park.

Anticipated Schedule

  • Winter 2023: Site inventory and analysis (complete)
  • Summer 2023: Community engagement and park design development (complete)
  • Fall 2023: Finalize concept plan, submit to PARD for official review & adoption (ongoing)

Community Engagement

Previous engagement listed below:

Community Meeting #1 (virtual)
March 7, 2023

Community Survey #1 (closed March 31, 2023): View Results (PDF)

Community Meeting #2 (in person)
May 20, 2023

Virtual Community Meeting #3: See the Draft Concept
September 26, 2023

Community Survey: Draft Concept: Closed October 18, 2023. View Results (PDF)

Funding and Resources

This concept plan project will be funded by Austin Parks Foundation. 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Rachel Morris, Landscape Architect, Parks and Recreation Department by email or by phone at 512-974-9460.