Pease Park Conservancy is excited to announce its first Chief Executive Officer, Kristen Brown. A native Austinite, Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Master of Public Affairs degree with a specialization in nonprofit and philanthropic studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.
Most recently, Kristen served as the Executive Director of Austin Smiles - The Austin Plastic Surgery Foundation, and before that, as a Public Diplomacy Officer at the U.S. Embassy San Salvador. Kristen...more
The long anticipated bikeway under the 24th Street bridge is now open! This short underpass allows trail users to avoid the dangerous 24th & Lamar intersection, while also enjoying Shoal Creek and a bit of nature. Handrails, solar lights, under-bridge lighting, and a bicycle counter were also installed.
To provide shade and beautify the area, the Conservancy recently planted 40+ native trees that will assure the trail is shaded from the Texas sun.more
In accordance with the Pease Park Master Plan, as well as Imagine Austin and the Downtown Austin Plan, the Conservancy is committed to enhancing the cultural environment at Pease through the introduction of public art. Public art is a powerful tool in raising community consciousness and reinforcing an authentic sense of place.
Public art is a communal activity that encourages folks to visit public spaces, in this case revealing all that Pease Park has to offer. It can be powerful for communities and neighborhoods to develop their identity and define its culture....more
September 11, 2017 9am - 12pm
Pease Park is hosting a volunteer opportunity on Patriot Day, September 11 with the Austin Parks Foundation. Parking can be found on the streets adjacent to 1100 Kingsbury Street and in the small parking lot near the picnic tables. Please carpool when possible as parking is limited. Activities for all ages will be available.
Snacks, beverages, and all necessary tools will be provided to volunteers. Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and to be prepared for outdoor activity!
Please sign up here.more