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 community engagement phase for this concept plan project is scheduled to kick off in March 2023. District 2

Upcoming Community Engagement:

Sign-up for project emails

Community Survey #1 (open through March 31)

Grand Meadow location map


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

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

  • January 2023: Site inventory and analysis
  • March to July 2023: Community engagement and park design development
  • August 2023: Finalize concept plan
  • September 2023: Submit final concept plan to PARD for official review & adoption

Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Phase will begin in March and continue through July 2023.

Community Survey #1 (open through March 31)

Community Meeting #1 (virtual)
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 6 p.m.

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.