On October 16, 2014 the Austin City Council voted unanimously to approve the Pease Park Master Plan. This marked the final stop of a long and thorough City approval process. Prior to the City Council vote, the Master Plan had been recommended for approval by 5 City boards and commissions with a cumulative vote of 30-0. The Council’s passage of the Master Plan was marked by highly supportive remarks by former Mayor Lee Leffingwell and several Council members, they described the accomplishment of receiving a cumulative vote of 37-0 as “unprecedented”.
The Master Plan sets out a long-term vision for Pease Park’s recreational development and ecological restoration. In the plan you’ll find recommendations for new trails, more trees, picnic shelters, better restrooms, state–of-the-art playscapes and a grand entrance that does justice to the park’s historic importance and much, much more. We hope you’ll take a look at the Master Plan documents attached below.
Pease Park Conservancy is now transitioning into implementation of the Master Plan. Throughout the development and approval process the Plan received overwhelming and widespread community support. This incredible show of universal enthusiasm is reflective of Austin’s deep affection for this iconic green space and a strong desire to see it improved. We view this as a clear mandate for our organization and PARD to get started on implementation of the Plan as soon as possible.
Exciting things are happening at Pease Park and we hope you’ll join us in realizing an even more special Pease Park!
We're proud to announce the American Planning Association - Texas Chapter has chosen the Pease Park Master Plan as a recipient of the Chapter's 2015 Project Planning Award! The award wouldn't have been possible without the vision of Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) and leadership of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Now, on to implementation of the Plan so Pease remains an important civic landmark in Austin for years to come!