New park proposed for SW Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Southwest Austin will get a new park if the City Council gives its okay next week.

A plot of land near Circle C Ranch has remained vacant since the area was developed about 30 years ago. Original plans for the vacant lot were for a road to connect parts of the subdivision. Circle C residents now want to build a park with walkways and bikeways.

“Many times, connectivity doesn’t mean asphalt,” said Kim Ackermann, Vice President of Circle C Homeowners Association. “It means providing a place for people to use bicycles, people to walk in a safe environment… and that’s the kind of connectivity that we are looking at: alternatives to roads, and I think it’s going to serve a big need.

City council will vote on the park plan on Thursday. If approved, the new park will be named Barstow and will funded by the Circle C Neighborhood Association. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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