Austinites have chance to set ‘blueprint’ for Pease Park

Pease Park

Hundreds of people have had their say about the future of Pease Park but the city of Austin and Pease Park Conservancy want more input.  Thursday night their holding a meeting to get a good idea of what people want to see done to the historic green space.

Organizers are designing the Master Plan for Pease Park.  It will serve as a blue print for the parks preservation for the next 20 to 30 years.

“The important thing to me is to pass the torch to the next generation,” said Richard Craig, Pease Park Conservancy founder. “We’re taking care of this blueprint for preservation in our life time but it’s going to have to be taken up by another generation after that.”

  • Thursday February 27, 2014
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Lamar Senior Activity Center
  • 2874 Shoal Crest Avenue.

Craig says so far they’ve received about 900 survey’s online.  The general consensus is people want to keep the park natural but agree it needs more maintenance.  Some people have suggested more restrooms and concerns about the condition of the  Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trial.

“We want to get it to the point where it can with stand the development pressure that were going to have, there’s going to be great recreational needs on this verging population downtown and west campus. We want to meet those needs for the park and the green belt  but we don’t want those recreational usage of the park to overwhelm it and change its nature. “

 

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