In 2019, the vision plan for Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park was adopted by the Parks and Recreation Department. The vision planning process received input from the surrounding community to provide a long range vision and amenity prioritization for future development of the park. Austin Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department, will begin the Phase 1 development of the park starting in late 2021.

Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park

Park Information

Located at 1906 Patton Lane in North Windsor Park Neighborhood, Pomerleau Park is approximately 2 acres of undeveloped parkland in District 1.   The park’s natural amenities include many mature shade trees, open field space and abundant wildflowers in the spring. The park is currently completely enclosed by fencing and is not open to the public on a daily basis. 

Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park Vision Plan Implementation

Phase 1 Features

  • Seating areas with picnic tables.
  • Looped walking trails within the park.
  • Future phases include the addition of a picnic pavilion, information kiosk, community fitness plaza and nature-inspired playground when funding becomes available. 
  • Seating areas with picnic tables

Phase 1 Timeline​​​​​

  • Early 2021: APF dedicates ACL board designated funding for design, permitting, and construction. COA Parks and Recreation Department secures Parkland dedication funding for phase 1 improvements.
  • July 2021: Permit for construction is submitted to City of Austin for park development.
  • Early 2022: Anticipated start of Phase 1 Park Feature Construction.
  • Late 2022: Anticipated opening of park to public.

Pomerleau Pocket Park: Park Plan

 

Final Vision Plan

Pomerleau Park Master Plan: Placed to serve as the hub of the park, the pavilion is centered in the middle of the site for ease of access and safety. The layout combines both maintaned turf for flexible open space uses and the establishment of a native meadow for a portion of the site. There are many options for exploration through a meandering loop trail layout and connection walks while serving the neighborhood with many options for seating, gathering, exercise and play.

For more information, view the master plan report here

Community Engagement

The master planning process will include numerous opportunities for the public to voice their opinions and desires. Public engagement elements will include stakeholder meetings, surveys, and public meetings.

Community Meeting #1
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 6 to 8 PM
Memorial United Methodist Church
6100 Berkman Dr., Austin, TX 78723

Meeting #1 Summary Report Meeting #1 Summary of Data Collected Meeting #1 Display Boards (10 MB)

The Master Plan for Pomerleau Pocket Park was administratively approved by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, contact Charles Mabry at (512) 974-9481 or by email.

Community Meeting #3 - A Special Evening in the Park
Monday, April 22, 2019, 6 to 7:30 PM
Earl J. Pomerleau Pocket Park
1906 Patton Lane, Austin, TX 78723

Meeting #3 Summary Report Master Plan Draft Master Plan Framework Diagrams

Community Survey #2: This survey shows two preliminary concepts. Share your feedback here.

Overall park conditions were discussed and the public weighed in on park amenities that they would like to see at Pomerleau Pocket Park.

Community Survey #1: This survey ended on October 25, 2018. View the summary of results by clicking here.

Community Meeting #2
Wednesday, January 16, 6 to 8 PM
Windsor Park Branch, Austin Public Library
5833 Westminster Dr., Austin, TX 78723

Meeting #2 Summary Report Meeting #2 Comments Preliminary Design Concepts: Option 1 and Option 2