Years of planning, a spectacular fundraising effort, and an unprecedented public-private partnership all set the stage Wednesday morning for the groundbreaking of a world-class public green space at Kingsbury Commons in Pease Park, Austin’s first and oldest public park.
As Pease Park Conservancy grows to meet the challenges of the Kingsbury Commons Project, our first major construction project in the park, so does our staff. Please join us in welcoming Marianne DeLeon, our new Director of Development, and Casey Miller, our new Director of Community Engagement to Pease Park Conservancy.
Lyova Rosanoff walks her dog in Pease Park. The walk has been an almost daily routine for more than 20 years – a chance to get away from the urban setting and back to nature. Lyova’s legacy to Austin trails her tall, lean stature and gracious smile as you pass her in Pease Park. Her musical talent, wit (tinged with political power brokers and events), and a love for Austin (especially Austin in the “hippy 70’s and 80’s”) all contributed to a larger Austin legacy, Esther’s Follies.
Being beautiful doesn’t mean you don’t need a trim every once in a while. That was the case for Pease Park during National Trails Day on June 1st. The more than 45 volunteers targeted invasive species - most notably chinaberry, ligustrum and ragweed - working on the west side of Shoal Creek just south of the Janet Fish Pedestrian Bridge.
Signs and illustrations in Pease Park tell stories – a part of interpreting the history, culture and environment to help visitors better understand and relate to their surroundings. About 30 people attended a recent community gathering to contribute their insights for a more comprehensive Interpretive Master Plan for Pease Park.
Pushing a baby stroller carrying my restless two-year-old son, Benjamin, was the beginning of my relationship with Pease Park. The purpose of these walks ended when he rejected the stroller, wasn’t interested in just walking.
Pease Park Conservancy reached another milestone Monday night, February 25, as the City of Austin Design Commission approved the design of our Kingsbury Commons Project as being in compliance with city design and sustainability standards!
On Friday, May 4, 2018 following the severe weather that moved through the Austin area, a slope failure occurred on the west bluff overlooking Shoal Creek adjacent to the 2500 block of North Lamar Blvd.