A free, expert-led guided tour of historic Pease Park will be conducted from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 21 as part of the two-day “What’s Out There Weekend Austin” event sponsored by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Austin Parks and Recreational Department.
Pease Park Conservancy Chair Richard Craig, Conservancy Historian Charles Peveto, and Conservancy board member Mitchell McGovern will discuss the rich history and traditions of Austin’s oldest park during a leisurely walk to various points of interest in the 43-acre area, starting near the historic picnic tables located at the south end of the park at 1100 Kingsbury Street. Pease Park is a contributing element to the Old West Austin Historic District.
“We’re very excited that Pease Park is a featured site in this weekend event celebrating Austin’s diverse and unique landscape legacy,” said Peveto. “This guided tour of the park is a great opportunity for Austinites to learn about the past, present, and future of this treasured green space in the heart of the ATX.”
Expert-led guided tours of other Austin legacy landscapes such as Wooldridge Square, Mayfield Park and Preserve, Parque Zaragoza, and Rosewood Park will take place on the same day. To obtain more information about the special excursions to selected Austin parks and other cultural, civic, and recreational areas in and around the city, go to http://bit.ly/1LhkzNs and register to experience first-hand the best places that Austin has to offer!