City wants your input on how to improve Lamar Beach

(Mark Batchelder/KXAN)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — You have a chance to give your input and look at the master plan for Lamar Beach at Town Lake Metro Park. The Parks and Recreation Department will have a public meeting to present design concepts for the park.

The park is currently being used for athletic fields, the Lance Armstrong Bikeway, Austin Pets Alive Adoption Center, Roy and Ann Butler Hike and Bike Trail and the Texas Rowing Center.

Officials hope to explain how public feedback shapes project plans. They will also listen to any more ideas community-members may have.

The planning area for Lamar Beach at Town Lake Metro Park includes approximately 65 acres of parkland that is bounded by Lady Bird Lake to the south, the railroad tracks above the YMCA Town Lake to the north, Austin High School to the west and North Lamar Blvd to the east.

The meeting tonight is from 6:30 to 8:30 at Austin High School.

Vision Manager for Planning and Development, Ricardo Soliz says, “We need to really look at what we have, how can we use it better, how we open it up to more of the public than just some of the users of the property today.”

A draft master plan is anticipated in March 2016, and a final master plan is anticipated in May 2016.

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