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Pease Park Interpretive Plan - Community Input Session

  • Senior Activity Center 2874 Shoal Crest Avenue Austin, TX, 78705 United States (map)

Love Pease Park? We want to hear from you!

The Pease Park Conservancy is beginning an interpretive master planning process. We are asking community members to weigh in on what they love about Pease Park, what they already know about it, and what they’d like to learn more about. We hope to gain a better understanding of what storylines are engaging and meaningful to current and prospective park users, and to learn more about community perceptions and knowledge of the park, and how it could be made a more welcoming place for all.

When: Thursday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Lamar Senior Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave., Austin TX 78705
Free parking available in the Lamar Senior Activity Center’s surface lots.

Background
In 1859, former Texas Governor Elisha M. Pease and his wife, Lucadia, moved to Woodlawn, their 365-acre plantation in West Austin. They lived there with their children and the enslaved African Americans who labored for them. In 1875, the Peases donated 23 acres to the City of Austin and created Pease Park, Texas’s first public park. Since that time, the park has been expanded and developed by dedicated citizens, private organizations like the Pease Park Conservancy, and the City of Austin. In 2014, the City and Pease Park Conservancy developed a master plan to guide the park’s development and conservation initiatives. One of the recommendations in that document was to develop an interpretive master plan for the park.

What’s an interpretive master plan?
An interpretive master plan is all about storytelling: identifying which stories we tell the public and how we can best communicate them. Pease Park has natural wonders and a compelling history. This planning process will help explore these stories and share them!
Please come and join this discussion about the park’s past, present, and future.

Unable to attend?
Feel free to email Chuck Smith, Director of Projects and Programming for the Pease Park Conservancy, with your thoughts at chuck@peasepark.org.

Later Event: November 7
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