Parks

Hancock Neighborhood Association Resolution Re. Parkland for MLS Soccer Stadium or Other Private Purpose

HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Hancock Neighborhood Association at its meeting on ______, 2018, approved the following resolution and determined that it should be submitted to the Mayor and City Council of Austin in connection with their considerations about using parkland for private purposes, including a MLS soccer stadium:

 

WHEREAS, the Hancock Neighborhood Association finds that Austin Parks System is vitally important to the quality of life of the citizens of Austin and to their physical and mental health. These green spaces represent the environmental and recreational heritage bequeathed to our city and should be passed on to future generations in as good or better condition as when we collectively inherited them.  It is necessary to acquire new parks for our growing population in advance of growth and we must take good care of what we have.

 

Austin’s parkland and open green space is precious and limited.  It should be preserved for the health and enjoyment of Austin’s citizens, current and future.

 

Hancock is especially aware of the real threats to all Austin parklands as our Hancock Golf Course has previously been the target of an effort to alienate the parkland for a private housing development.  Using parkland for an MLS stadium will place ALL Austin parks at risk.

 

Our community’s boasts of environmental sensitivity will become hollow if parkland purchased with public money is diverted to other uses.

 

THEREFORE, we strongly urge the Mayor and the Austin City Council to refuse to authorize the use any Austin parkland for an MLS soccer stadium or any other non-park use.

 

Signed this _________ day of _______, 2018.

 

 

____________________________________________

Chairperson

Hancock Neighborhood Association

 

 

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HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION re parkland for MLS soccer stadium or other private purpose.pdf

HANCOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION re parkland for MLS soccer stadium or other private purpose.docx

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
[twtsma] https://twitter.com/AustinCityParks [fbsm] https://www.facebook.com/austincityparks

[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>

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