Pease Park Conservancy Fall Gala Fundraiser
The Pease Park Conservancy will hold its sixth annual Fall Gala fundraiser from 6:00 to 9:00pm, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the landmark Caswell House, 1404 West Avenue. The event will feature live jazz music by the Liz Morphis Trio and food by 34th Street Catering. Tickets are $75.00 per person and $125.00 per couple. They can be purchased either at the door or online
For more information about the Pease Park Conservancy, please visit www.peasepark.org.
Pease Park Master Plan Update
The Pease Park Conservancy, in close partnership with City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department (PARD), has released the final draft of the Master Plan for Pease Park and an adjoining section of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt north of the park.
The final draft proposal is currently set for presentation to the Austin City Council on October 16, 2014. Prior to this meeting, several municipal commissions and committees will make recommendations with respect to the Master Plan, including the Austin Parks & Recreation Board.
The Master Plan provides a long-range vision for this historic green space in central Austin. "The draft Master Plan not only preserves and protects the natural environment of the area, it also dares to dream," said Andrew Gill, the Conservancy’s executive director.
Among other things, the conceptual blueprint includes an expanded shade canopy, including the conservancy of existing legacy trees and the planting of new trees; the renovation of the preserved 1920s-era Tudor Cottage as a multi-purpose public meeting space; the addition of new shaded shelters and bathrooms; an improved and expanded trail system; the addition of new pedestrian bridges; and the creation of welcoming gateways to access the park.
Public input into the development of the Master Plan began in the fall of 2013. “During this process, we heard from over a thousand Austin residents,“ said Gill. “It's critical that the people of Austin continue to voice their support for the Master Plan, particularly when the City Council considers the matter in mid-October.”
To date, the Conservancy has received several letters in support of the Master Plan from neighborhood associations, community leaders, and the Austin Parks Foundation, among others.
Interested persons may review the final draft of the Pease Park Master Plan report and its appendices on the City of Austin website.
October Steering Committee Meeting
The next Steering Committee meeting will be held Monday, October 6, 2014, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Pauline Brown/Clarksville Neighborhood Center (1807 W. 11th St.). Agenda items include a presentation on the 5th Street AT&T property, discussions of 1631 Palma Plaza, and 1117 Enfield Road, and other committee updates. The meeting is open to all interested OWANA members.
September General Membership Meeting
The September 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).
Agenda items include discussion of a rezoning request for the AT&T property, rezoning of the 710 Augusta, and an update on the neighborhood plan. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.
June General Membership Meeting
The June 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).
Agenda items include discussion of the Town Lake Animal Center, an update on the Lamar Beach Parkland Master Plan, and information about the Art in Public Places project for the Pressler Extension. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.
March General Membership Meeting
The March 2014 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).
Agenda items include the information from CapMetro and the Mopac constructino project and presentations about the Armstrong-Odom property and 501 Oakland. The complete agenda is online in the current OWANA Owl newsletter.
December General Membership Meeting
Posted Saturday, November 23, 2013
The December 2013 General Membership Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2013, from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM at Mathews School Cafeteria (906 West Lynn at West 9th).
Agenda items include the election of the 2014 Steering Committee members, a Cap Metro Presentation, and discussions of the Pressler Street Extension Project, the Nightcap Dessert Lounge at 1401 W. 6th St., and the MoPac Managed Lane Project.
December 2013 OWANA Owl Newsletter
Posted Saturday, November 23, 2013
Read or download the PDF version of the December 2013 newsletter.
September 2012 OWANA Owl Newsletter
Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Read or download the PDF version of the September 2012 newsletter.