Located at 7300 Oak Meadow Drive, Scenic Brook Pocket Park is approximately 0.89 acres of undeveloped parkland in Council District 8. Situated along a tributary of Williamson Creek, a large portion of the lower part of the park is in the Critical Water Quality Zone, and contributes its runoff to Barton Springs.
For many years, the land was used as a private community playground and pool for paying residents of the surrounding neighborhood. The private park also hosted a thriving community garden.
In 2016, the neighborhood association deeded the land to the City of Austin, with hopes that the land could serve as the greater area as a public park and green space. In 2019, the neighborhood applied for a design grant through Austin Parks Foundation to create a concept plan for the park. The plan was approved in 2020, and funding was allocated for Phase One of development.
The first phase of park development will include an accessible walk into the site, seating and trails, play equipment and site restoration.
Objectives of the first phase include making a safe, accessible and usable park space for the neighborhood to enjoy, based on the priorities and feedback the community provided during the concept plan community engagement.
Please note that as in any construction project, schedules are projected as accurately as possible. All dates are subject to change due to the nature of construction and the weather.
- Fall 2022: Finalize Design
- 2023: Permitting
- 2024: Bidding and Construction
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Funding and Resources
The project is funded through Parkland Dedication Fees.
For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Charles Mabry, project manager, by email or calling (512) 974-9481.