Design Services is the newest step toward improving Austin’s green space
According to Trust for Public Land’s Parkscore, Austin ranks only 46th out of the 100 largest cities in the U.S. for how we take care of our parks. There are many ways to improve our parks, whether it’s adding benches or building a playscape. But, these improvements take a lot of planning before they can come to life. Austin Parks Foundation’s newest program, Park Design Services, is a great way for Adopt-A-Park groups to turn an idea into reality.
Three different services are now available, based on your parks needs:
General on-site consultation with our professional Landscape Architect to provide Adopt-A-Park groups with guidance on any park improvement project or idea.
Intended to help park adopters prepare their park improvement project for grant applications and to be shovel ready for construction.
Led by a professional Landscape Architect, this master planning process guides Adopt-A-Parks groups through envisioning and creating an official master plan.
For many groups, the first step to park improvement starts with a master plan. A master plan provides a cohesive vision of what a park can turn into. This includes planned out amenities, and a guideline on moving forward. The master plan will be the result of a collaboration between park adopter groups and their communities, Austin Parks and Recreation Department, and our Park Developer, Katie Robillard.
It’s our hope that by offering this program to Adopt-A-Park groups across the city we will be able to speed up the improvement process. For groups struggling to find and afford these services, we hope Park Design Services will be the first step in supporting access to better parks for all!