Parks

Shipe Pool Improvements: Parks Board Meeting September 12

Community Stakeholder,

Please be aware that the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will be presenting the design concept for Shipe Pool Improvements to the Land, Facilities and Programs Committee as an “action” item for approval to Parks Board. This is a public meeting and the community is invited to express their interest in the pool project.

The meeting will take place at the PARD Annex, 919 W. 28 1/2 Street, Austin, TX 78705 beginning at 5:30 PM on September 12, 2016.

For project information visit: http://austintexas.gov/shipepoolimprovements

Cara Jane Welch
Public Information Specialist, Community Engagement
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
(512) 974-6564- Office
(512) 695-0840- Cell
http://www.austintexas.gov/parks
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[C20-2014-028] Public Hearing August 28, 2015 to Consider Parkland Dedication and Associated Parkland Fees

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO
AUSTIN’S LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE

Mailing Date: August 28, 2015 Case Number: C20-2014-028

A public hearing will be held to consider a proposed amendment to Austin’s Land Development Code.

Proposed Amendment:
Consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 relating to Parkland Dedication and
associated parkland fees.

The City Council will consider this amendment on September 17, 2015 at 301 West 2nd Street, beginning
at 4:00pm. Comments on this proposed ordinance from any member of the public will be heard during
the public hearing.

If you desire additional information on this proposed ordinance, please contact Ricardo Soliz of the Parks
and Recreation Department at 512-974-9452 and refer to the Case Number at the top right of this notice.

[Note: The above information is a image-to-text rendering of the original PDF document to assist the reader in ascertaining the PDF's textual content. IT MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES. Please see the PDF for the original information and any diagrams.]

CoA Planning Commission to Consider Parkland Amendment June 23

Public hearing will be held to consider a proposed amendment to Austin's Land Development Code. The proposed amendment will consider an ordinance amending City Code Chapter 25-1 relating to Parkland Dedication and associated Parkland fees. The Planning Commission will consider the amendment on June 23, 2015 at 301 West 2nd Street (City Hall) beginning at 6:00 pm. Members of the public will be heard during the public hearing. Call Ricardo Soliz at Parks Dept for more information: 512.974-9452.

Community Input - Budget in a Box - May 28

Hi all,

This is your opportunity to express your opinion regarding how the City of Austin should direct its budget dollars. Please join staff from City Hall on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 PM at Hancock Recreation Center. RSVP required; to sign up or learn more, call 512-974-2324 or visit http://www.austintexas.gov/budgetbox.

Please consider participating because your input can help determine how the Parks and Recreation Department funds the facilities and programs you desire which helps determine the fees charged for community programs.

Best,

Jessica Gilzow
Recreation Supervisor
Hancock Recreation Center
811 E. 41st Street
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 453-7765 - office
(512) 784-1980 – mobile

HNA September 18, 2013 Parks Resolution

Five Minutes for $5 million in Park Funding

Park Lovers, as you may know, APF and numerous other environmental organizations are fighting to increase city funding for parks. We've been told our collective voices have been heard at city hall, and now, in the last days before the final budget decisions are made, is the time for our last collective push.

If you think parks are underfunded, contact the Mayor and city council members THIS WEEKEND with this message:

I'm a voter, and I strongly and loudly support the GAP effort to raise an additional $4.75 million in funding for Austin PARD to care for our trees, trails, pools and parks.

If we don't fix the problems we have now, we can only expect them to get worse. Part of what makes Austin such a wonderful place to live is the abundance of parks and outdoor space and we need to take care of what we have before we lose it.

Email them all at once http://austintexas.gov/mail/all-council-members, or individually http://www.austinparks.org/advocacy.html?utm_campaign=516x&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email_list and please give them a call, even if you have already! We need to make our voices heard between now and Monday! We can do this, Austin, together!

For more information on the GAP effort, visit austinparks.org

Austin Parks Foundation
507 Calles Street, Ste. 116
Austin, TX 78702
512.477.1566

Reminder: Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Tuesday, August 27th at 6 PM

The Parks and Recreation Board will hold a meeting this evening, Tuesday, August 27th at 6 PM in the Boards and Commissions Room of City Hall. Here is the agenda. The first item on the non-consent portion of the agenda is a presentation by Jim D. Huddleston proposing the redevelopment of Hancock Golf Course. The board asked PARD staff to put the item on this month's agenda to ensure that the proposal is discussed in a public forum and so that the board can take an official position on the matter. Please attend to register your opposition to Mr. Huddleston's proposal. You can also write the Parks and Recreation Board members to provide input.

Parks and Recreation Board Member Email Addresses:

Jane Rivera <bc-Jane.Rivera@austintexas.gov> 
Jeff Francell <bc-Jeff.Francell@austintexas.gov> 
William Abell <bc-William.Abell@austintexas.gov>
Dale Glover <bc-Dale.Glover@austintexas.gov>
Lynn Osgood <bc-Lynn.Osgood@austintexas.gov>
Susana Almanza <poder.austin@gmail.com>
Susan Roth <susan@srothconsulting.com>

Proposal to Redevelop Hancock Golf Course

Dear neighbors,

A proposal is being put before PARD and has been sent to Council to redevelop and sell off the Hancock Golf Course. This is particularly disturbing given the high level of community engagement by residents of Hancock and the neighborhoods of Eastwoods, Cherrywood, NUNA, and Hyde Park with PARD over the Hancock Golf Course just over a year ago in which there was solidarity in preserving and enhancing the golf course with subsequent investments made. It is also disturbing that the short-term cashing out of community park lands is spoken of in this proposal as showing "visionary leadership." Please see the attached documents, which George will kindly post to the HNA site.

Jim D. Huddleston with Crawford, Huddleston & Co. will be presenting his proposal to the Parks and Recreation Board this coming Tuesday, August 27th. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Boards and Commission Room at City Hall. Please come and show your support of the Hancock Golf Course and help send the message that neighborhoods do not want their community park lands up for sale.

The HNA Parks and Green Spaces Committee is preparing a statement based on the input and outcomes of the past community engagement session to make at the Parks Board meeting. The committee will follow this with a draft resolution to be sent to Council which will be presented at the September 18th HNA meeting for approval.

Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Carolyn

HNA President

Attachments:

Hancock Golf Course Redevelopment Proposal - CHCo Letter to Sarah Hensley Outling Phases
Hancock Golf Course Redevelopment Proposal - Phases v2 Map

Responses - Feedback Comments Questions and Requests Since the Feb 20th Meeting (00103983-2) (00104545)

At our follow up meeting, we presented the developer with feedback, questions, and concerns that we had received from neighbors since the Feb. 20th meeting. The developer's direct response to that feedback is contained in this document.

Hancock Golf Course Community Engagement Update October 5, 2012

From: , Kimberly >
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012 10:48 AM
Subject: Hancock Golf Course Update

All,

Attached, please find a Hancock Golf Course Community Engagement Action Plan status update. The highlights include the following:

Historical Designation
The historical designation proposal has been presented to the Golf Advisory and the Parks and Recreation Board. Both entities supported moving forward with application for local Historic
District Designation, COA Landmark Designation for the center, National Register District Designation and Texas Historical Commission Interpretive Marker. The Golf Division is working with
internal Planning Staff to prepare the applications. As we work through the application project, we will update you as to the progress and timeline.

Reclaimed Waterline
The Water Utility will need to make some changes to the layout of the vault requiring a short delay in the start of the irrigation renovation. The new vault will require a competitive bid
and it is anticipated one month to 6 weeks before installation. The original plan included trenching next week. However, because of the latest development the start date is now November
1st with tree protection and silt fence the week prior. It is the Department’s intention to complete this project in 2 months.

The rest of the action plan is attached. As always, the Golf Division and I remain available to provide additional details.

Respectfully,

Kimberly McNeeley, Assistant Director
Austin Parks and Recreation Department
phone:(512)974-9490
kimberly.mcneeley@austintexas.gov
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