Austin Parks Foundation is excited to announce we are the recipient of a $700,000 Healthy Living grant from St. David’s Foundation to begin Phase 1 of the new Colony District Park. We are incredibly grateful to continue the partnership we began with St. David’s Foundation during the Dove Springs District Park project in 2014, and look forward to building a brand new and much‐needed park in the Colony Park Neighborhood in Northeast Austin.
The 93 acre‐site (in conjunction with an adjacent 208 acre plot of land) underwent a year‐long process to create a Master Plan that integrates and reflects the needs and interests of the surrounding community, while also incorporating best practices for sustainable development. Colony District Park will be the heart of the neighborhood, uniting surrounding areas and creating outdoor recreation opportunities that promote physical activity and healthy living. A central element of the plan is to transform this currently vacant, underutilized space and encourage recreation for all ages and abilities. This generous grant will fund two key components of the plan: multi‐use trails and an all‐inclusive children’s play environment that is integrated into the existing landscape.
Phase 1 of the project will include the development of two sports fields, a pavilion, additional trails, benches, drinking fountains and a play scape. The addition of this Healthy Living grant to the previously designated funding will help us create a park that serves the diverse needs of the Colony Park Neighborhood while also improving the community’s overall health and well-being.
THANK YOU St. David’s Foundation for helping us reach our goal of improving the quality of life for people in Austin and by creating access to amazing parks!