The Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation, working in partnership with Tur Partners, a nationally acclaimed advisory firm, conducted a study of Town Lake Metropolitan Park and provided recommendations for enhancing public access and enjoyment of Austin’s waterfront parks. Extensive research, analysis, and discussions with stakeholders generated a long-term vision for Town Lake Metropolitan Park, which was  delivered in a final report to City Council in 2015.

TBG Partners, an Austin-based landscape architecture & planning firm, acted as the design consultant for improvements to Town Lake Metropolitan Park, which included a new irrigation system, re-graded lawn, high performance turfgrass and an enhanced off-leash dog area. Parts of Town Lake Metropolitan Park were temporarily closed for construction, but some portion of the park remained open during each phase of the project. Care was taken to ensure uninterrupted access to the Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail throughout the construction process.

The design schematic and plans can be seen at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department website.

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