Public Engagement

The City of Austin is in the Preliminary Design Phase of the project, which includes investigating programmatic options. The Project Team managed by a Public Works Project Manager, would like to invite the community to discuss the overall project goals.

Public Meetings:  The Parks and Recreation Department and the Health and Human Services Department will host several public meetings in order to maximize community involvement. Anyone is welcome to come to these meetings and Spanish interpreters will be provided by City of Austin staff or the Project consultants. 

The project team is committed to continuing the dialog on the project and that we are available for small group presentations. To schedule a small group meeting email the Project Manager here,

Next Steps Meeting:
March 11, 2015 at the Montopolis Recreation Center – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Goal of this meeting:  Learn about the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process for professional services consultant selection and provide feedback to the City for development of the RFQ, to discuss next steps in the process of designing the center, and to field questions related to the project.

First Preliminary Phase Meeting on November 14, 2013

Final Preliminary Phase Meeting:
September 11, 2014
This meeting was a summary of all the services existing and proposed, summary of frequently asked questions and answers, current project description and timeline. Project team provided responses to community’s questions about: Parkland and use of site for health services; the bond process, the proposed services and concerns about traffic and future expansion.

Third Preliminary Phase Meeting:
Montopolis Recreation Center Gym – March 3, 2014
6:30-8:00pm Meeting

Click on images to access the presentation from the third meeting
Montopolis Recreation Center - Concept A Montopolis Recreation Center - Concept B Montopolis Recreation Center - Concept C
Concept A Concept B Concept C

Second Preliminary Phase Meeting:
Montopolis Recreation Center –Gym – January 23, 2014
6:30-8:00pm Meeting

First Preliminary Phase Meeting:
Montopolis Recreation Center – Gym – November 14, 2013
6:30-8:00pm Meeting

City of Austin staff will be taking your comments by phone at our 3-1-1 hotline in a variety of languages including Spanish.

Please check back for updates, future meeting dates, times and locations. For additional information about the public input process, please email the Public Works Project Management Division by clicking