It’s My Park Day @ Bryker Woods Elementary! – Sunday Nov 6th

Mark your calendars for Bryker Woods Elementary School Urban Forest Grant Planting Day!

2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Description Bryker Woods Elementary School received an Urban Forest Grant through the Community Foundation of Austin this past Spring. Sunday, November 6th, 2016 is planting day! 26 native trees including shade trees and understory trees will provide erosion control to the 34th street side of the school where watershed into Shoal Creek is a major issue. Trees selected were purchased from Texas Native Nursery and selected by both Jason Traweek and Lisa Schissler, AISD Forester and also add wildlife food to the area.

Please come out to our campus and help contribute to Austin’s Urban Forest!

Tree Planting Tasks:

• Plant 26 10-20 gallon Trees
• Place T-Posts and proper ties to support Trees
• Mulch 26 Trees
• Arrange Tree Bubblers around trees installed by Cougar Irrigation on November 5th

Additional Tasks in need of help:

• Clean up School Garden for the year
• Use pavers in front of school to make a foundation and pathway to areas where water ponds

With your help, students of Bryker Woods Elementary School will subsequently be measuring and adding these trees plus other campus trees to the Austin Open Tree Map through our STEAM Lab! As well, students can begin using the garden for Spring Planting!

>>> Register at https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/29495-Bryker-Woods-Elementary-School-Urban-Forest-Grant-Planting-Day%21

Pease Park Master Plan draft – public feedback sought

At the June 5th meeting the draft Pease Park Master Plan was presented.

Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is requesting feedback about the draft master plan, PARD requests that you please provide your input by June 27, 2014 so that it may be considered prior to finalizing the master plan. Please send your comments to Kim McKnight atkim.mcknight@austintexas.gov or call 512/974-9478.

The project area is from 15th Street to 31st Street and includes Pease Park and the associated Shoal Creek Greenbelt along Lamar Boulevard. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide the further restoration, preservation, and development of this historic green space located in Central Austin.

Links to the draft Pease Park Master Plan presentation and concepts from the Draft Pease Park Master Plan may be found on the Pease Park Master Plan website at:

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/pease-district-park-master-plan

 

Pease Park Master Plan meeting – June 5th

Community members will have an opportunity to see the draft Pease Park Master Plan at a public input meeting on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Lamar Senior Activity Center at 2874 Shoal Crest Avenue. Hosted by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Pease Park Conservancy, this will be the third and final community meeting in the planning process. The project area is from 15th Street to 31st Street and includes Pease Park and the associated Shoal Creek Greenbelt along Lamar Boulevard. The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide the further restoration, preservation, and development of this historic green space located in Central Austin.

Information about the planning process and the two previous public meetings can be found on the Pease Park Master Plan website at:

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/pease-district-park-master-plan

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Please call 512/974-9478 to request assistance.

Background
WRT and the Pease Park Conservancy will undertake the Master Plan process in close partnership with the City of Austin. An integral part of the process includes a series of public stakeholder meetings and surveys designed to solicit input from various members of and stakeholders in the Austin community, including residents who use the park and the greenbelt. WRT will synthesize this public input to create a feasible and sustainable blueprint for the recreational development and ecological restoration of those areas in the future. The plan is projected to be completed by early fall of 2014. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Parks and Recreation Board and City Council will review and approve the Master Plan.

Since 2008, the Pease Park Conservancy has led efforts to improve the area’s landscape, including planting 500 new trees and restoring historic features in the park, such as the Tudor Cottage and Memorial Entry Gates constructed in the 1920s and the picnic tables installed by the Works Progress Administration. Founded in 1963, WRT has established a national reputation for planning public spaces across the country. The firm’s headquarters are located in Philadelphia, with satellite offices in Dallas, San Francisco and Miami. Among its numerous projects, WRT has prepared a master plan for Houston’s Memorial Park and is currently working on the Trinity River Park project in Dallas. WRT also spearheaded the comprehensive “Imagine Austin” plan for the City in 2012.

To learn more about the Pease Park Conservancy, please go to http://www.peasepark.com, contact (512) 777-1632 or email info@peasepark.org. For updated information about the Pease Park Master Planning Process or to provide feedback, please email kim.mcknight@austintexas.gov or call (512)974-9478.

Shoal Creek Restoration and Preservation

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Pease Park Conservancy are developing the Master Plan for Pease Park and an adjacent portion of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt north of the park. Areas close to Bryker Woods include “The Bluffs” (section north of 29th Street) and “Lamar Terrace” (area south of 29th Street) The Master Plan will provide a long-range vision to guide the further restoration and preservation of this historic green space located in central Austin. Learn more and see detailed maps of existing infrastructure and envisioned improvements at http://www.austintexas.gov/department/pease-district-park-master-plan and maps at ShoalCreekMasterPlan2014