On March 7, 2020 at 10 a.m., the community will gather for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate improvements at Colony Park District Park. The park improvements are consistent with recommendations identified in the Colony Park District Park Master Plan, approved by Council on December 11, 2014.
The nine-acre development overlooking downtown Austin includes a 10,000 square foot play area with elements of nature-based play, two picnic pavilions with large BBQ grills, a multi-purpose athletic field with LED lighting, a youth baseball field with covered dugouts and bleachers, a walking trail with three fitness stations, 3,500 feet of pedestrian walkways, and a 130 foot pedestrian bridge linking the Colony Park community to the park facilities and Overton Elementary School. Park visitors can also enjoy a 2,400 square foot mural, "Peace and Harmony," painted by Tyson Davis, artwork commissioned by the Art in Public Places Program from the Economic Development Department.
The project was supported through funding from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, St. David's Foundation Healthy Living Grant, Austin Parks Foundation, Dell Technologies Match Play, 2012 Prop. 14 Bond, 2018 Prop. C Bond, Parks and Recreation Department Community Improvement Projects and Parkland Dedication Fees, Austin Energy, Austin Resource Recovery, Austin Public Works' Safe Routes to School Program, Austin Economic Development Department. Several community groups also supported the project including, Colony Park, Lakeside, LBJ, and Agave neighborhood associations.
Members of the press and the community are invited to join the celebration.
WHAT: Colony Park District Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
WHO: City of Austin Mayor and Council
United States House of Representatives
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Austin Parks Foundation
St. David’s Foundation
Colony Park Neighborhood Association
Austin Economic Development Department
WHEN: March 7, 2020, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Colony Park District Park, 7201 Colony Loop Drive, Austin, TX, 78724. This is an outdoor park event, please dress comfortably.
Before the ribbon cutting, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., there will be volunteer opportunities for It's My Park Day! Volunteers will have the opportunity to support the community by picking up trash, mulching trees, and beautifying the community trail. From 10:30 a.m. to noon there will be fun activities for the entire family.