The City of Austin Parks and Recreation received a one time allocation of funding from Council through the 2015-16 budget cycle  to develop Georgian Acres Park.  This park was identified for need of development to fill a recreation gap in the area.  There is $500,000 allotted for design, engineering, and development of the park.  The planning process was conducted in partnership with the District 4 Council Office, the area neighborhood association, and community leaders.

Project Update

We're happy to announce that Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park is now open!

The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program is working with the City's Parks & Recreation Department and the community to bring a permanent artwork to the new Georgian Acres Neighborhood Park. Input from the Georgian Acres Neighborhood Association created the goals for the artwork, which include "representing and connecting the diverse cultures of the neighborhood," "respecting and integrating into the natural environment of the park," and "inspiring curiosity and imagination in a visually appealing way." With the help of community advisors, artist Kemba Opio was selected for the project at the end of 2020. In 2021, the artist gathered community input to create a design for the artwork. Artwork design approval, fabrication, and installatin are anticipated for 2022.

For questions, please contact AIPP Project Manager Alex Irrera by email or phone at 512.974.7860.

Project Objectives

It is the goal of the Parks and Recreation Department provide recreation opportunities that respond to the needs of the neighborhood, providing connections and recreation for the multiple cultures and age groups particular to this area. We will strive to preserve the beautiful mature trees and provide a sustainable, recreational park and green space that provides a place for people to meet their neighbors and brings the community together. 

Project Scope

The development of the five acre, wooded park will include a granite loop trail, a youth playscape, a net climber, a tot playscape, swings, picnic shelter with picnic tables and grills, stand alone picnic tables, benches, water fountain, bike racks and basketball court.

Funding Source

This project is funded through the general fund, parkland development fees, Austin Park Foundation funding, an Austin Parks Foundation Impact Grant, Dell Match Play grant and funding from developers JCI and Artisua.

Community Engagement

For Georgian Acres, PARD worked with Council member Casar's office and the Georgian Acres Neighborhood Association to engage neighbors in new and unique ways. Community engagement activities were held in 2016, and included the following events and presentations:

  • July 30: Community Block Walking and Survey
  • August 13: Community Block Walking and Survey
  • August 27: Community Block Walking and Survey
  • September 25 to 28: James Rojas, Urban Planner/Community Activist; Small Interactive Workshops
  • November 2: Community Meeting: "What we Heard"
  • January 2017: Draft Master Plan Completed

Community Conversations

Vision Workshop

The Georgian Acres neighborhood has been working hard to get a park for their residents. Their efforts combined with community support made it happen! Learn more

Boards and Commission Meetings

Presentation to Parks and Recreation Board

Project Contact

D'Anne Williams, Project Manager, 512-974-9456