Scenic Brook Pocket Park is a small neighborhood park in southwest Austin. The park received a concept plan in 2019, and the first phase of development is currently in the design phase.

Park Background

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.

Scenic Brook Pocket Park Concept Plan

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.

Project Description

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.

Anticipated Schedule

Design: Fall 2021

Permitting and Bidding: Winter 2021-22

Construction: Spring - Fall 2022

Community Engagement

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Funding and Resources

The project is funded through Parkland Dedication Fees.

Contact Information

For more information or to provide feedback, please contact Darcy Nuffer, project manager, by email or calling (512) 974-9460.