Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is in the process of developing the Bolm District Park Vision Plan. The Vision Plan process will include a review of park needs and priorities, property analysis, and community engagement. The project is in the community engagement phase. District 3

Notice: Beginning sometime in the spring, Texas Gas Works will be onsite at Bolm District Park performing work on their lines. This work is not part of the Bolm District Vision Plan project and is expected to last several months. 

Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities

Community Meeting #3 (Virtual Zoom)
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Aerial view of Bolm Park with Colorado River in foreground and Austin skyline in background


Bolm District Park is made up of 68.1 acres of undeveloped land in East Austin. Located at 6700 Bolm Road, the city acquired this parkland in 2013. Named after the prominent Bolm family, who ran the largest laundry business in Austin in the 1920s, the site was primarily vacant or used for agriculture. In 1972, Capitol Aggregates purchased the property and began using it to store equipment, supplies, and stockpile aggregate. By 2008, the aggregate operations had ceased and the site is currently vacant. Approximately ten acres of the northwest portion of the property are being reserved for a future maintenance facility for the Parks and Recreation Department. 

Project Description

PARD has contracted with Halff Associates to assist in the development of the Bolm District Park Vision Plan. This plan will provide a framework of park programming and a conceptual site layout to guide the future development of the park. The Vision Plan is being developed through a review of City and PARD priorities identified in the 2020-2030 Parks and Recreation Long Range Plan, a site analysis of the park and surrounding properties, and community engagement. 

Anticipated Schedule

  • Spring 2023: Site Analysis and Data Collection (Complete)
  • Fall 2023: Community Engagement Round 1: Park Introduction (Complete)
  • Winter 2024: Vision Plan Concept Options Development and Community Engagement Round 2: Concept Options Review (Complete)
  • Spring 2024: Draft Vision Plan Concept Development and Community Engagement Round 3: Draft Vision Plan Review ​​​​(In Progress)
  • Summer 2024: City staff and Parks and Recreation Board Review of final Draft Vision Plan
  • Fall 2024: Final Vision Plan Report Development and Submission

Community Engagement

PARD and the planning team will work with community members to identify values and priorities for the Bolm District Park Vision Plan. Community engagement will include a series of public meetings (both online and in-person). In addition to feedback captured during public meetings, surveys will be used to document community members' input. Information on future and past community engagement events will be listed here.

Current Community Engagement Phase

Round 3: Vision Plan

Community Meeting #3 (Virtual Zoom)
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Previous Community Engagement Phase

Round 1: Park Introduction

Pop-Up Events

  • Govalle Neighborhood Park, Saturday, November 18, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Montopolis Recreation and Community Center, Saturday, December 9, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Community Survey # 1 (Survey closed December 12, 2023)

Community Meeting #1 (Virtual)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 5:30 p.m. (67 attendees)

Round 2: Design Concepts 

Pop-Up Events

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Black History Month Kids' Day! 
    George Washington Carver Musuem, Cultural and Genealogy Center
    1165 Angelina Street 
    Austin, Texas 78702
  • In Person Pop-Up @Cepeda Branch Library
    Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    651 N. Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, Texas 78702

Community Survey # 2 (Survey closed March 24, 2024)

Community Meeting #2 (Virtual Zoom)
Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6:00 p.m. 

Stakeholder Outreach Small Group Meetings
  • Park Values Discussion #1
    • Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
    • In-person at Cepeda Branch Library
    • Meeting Notes
  • Park Values Discussion #2
    • Thursday, October 12, 2023, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
    • Virtual
    • Meeting Notes

Funding and Resources

This project is funded by the 2018 GO bond.

Contact Information

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Charles Mabry by email or phone at (512) 974-9481.