"A black and white photograph of Isamu Taniguchi, architect of the Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden. Taniguchi is kneeling on the ground working with plants and smiling. The moon bridge is in the background. Photo courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library."

PARD’s Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism Program (HPHT) leads the restoration, stewardship, interpretation and promotion of the irreplaceable historic and cultural resources of Austin’s park system allowing visitors and residents to discover and experience an authentic connection to the city’s diverse history.

The Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism program has been made possible in part by funding from the Heritage Tourism Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Visit this link to learn more about some of Austin's historic sites.

If you would like assistance with a historic site or cultural resource in a park, please fill out the HPHT General Request for Assistance form.

Historic Parks In The News

June 29, 2020

Park Closures and Pool Operational Changes

June 25, 2020

Standing in Solidarity with our Community Against Systemic Racism

June 17, 2020

Celebration for Rosewood Neighborhood Park Goes Virtual

March 2, 2020

Eastwoods Neighborhood Park Honored for Prominence in the Community

February 26, 2020

"To Hear" at Oakwood Cemetery Chapel

February 18, 2020

Fannie Davis Gazebo Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

February 16, 2020

Free Days at Zilker Botanical Garden

February 12, 2020

Kingsbury Commons in Pease District Park Closing for Construction

January 29, 2020

Operation of Zilker Zephyr