On August 3rd, PARD will present a concept for a new park in the Rainey Street District. We inquired about the specific location, but didn’t get a specific answer. Above are four locations where we think it could end up. The most likely location would be to the southeast, close to Waller Beach – which has the distinction of having accessible parking, and is home to the only kids’ playscape in downtown Austin.
UPDATE: According to PARD (thanks!), “pocket parks” by definition have minor amenities, and generally don’t provide parking. The location is TBD, based on input from the upcoming workshop, but it’s likely to be south of Cummings St. There might be bond money for playground replacement, and possibly parkland dedication funds available.
Brad Castro says
Interesting – I hadn’t heard about the new park proposal. I would tend to agree with your guess on the southeast location.