Scenic Brook Pocket Park Project summary
Located at 7300 Oak Meadow Drive, Scenic Brook Pocket Park is approximately 0.89 acres of undeveloped parkland in Council District 8. For many years, the land was used as a private community playground and pool for paying residents of the surrounding neighborhood.
Eventually the upkeep became too much for the community and the pool was closed, leaving only the deteriorated playground and sports court open for use. The private park has hosted a thriving community garden in the past as well. In 2016, the Scenic Brook Neighborhood Association deeded the land to the City of Austin, with hopes that issues of safety could be addressed and the land could serve as the greater area as a public park and greenspace.
While the City of Austin agreed the demolish the failing amenities on site, the park lacked a plan for the future. In the Spring of 2019, the Scenic Brook and South Windmill Run Neighborhood Associations applied for design services from Austin Parks Foundation for Overall Park Planning services. The park was awarded this service in July of 2019.
Project Goals & Construction Timeline
Austin Parks Foundation committed to completing the Overall Park Planning to guide the future of the park through adoption by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD).
Along with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Scenic Brook and South Windmill Run Neighborhood Associations, Austin Parks Foundation will be holding the first community input meeting for the Overall Park Planning.
Overall park conditions will be discussed and the public can weigh in on the park amenities they would like to see.
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6 to 8 PM
Travis County Community Center at Oak Hill, Precinct 3
Meeting Room in Building A
8656 W. Hwy. 71, Austin, TX 78735
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Scenic Brook Pocket Park Overall Park Plan Draft
In collaboration with the Scenic Brook and South Windmil Run Neighborhood Associations and the community, Austin Parks Foundation has submitted the Overall Park Plan and supporting documents to the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department for review.
The announcement of PARD administrative approval was sent from the Parks Department to the City of Austin Parks Board on Friday, October 16th.