West Austin Park Needs Your Help

Please see below to learn more about the Friends of West Austin Park and an upcoming project that you can support!

One thing that’s become crystal clear over the last 12 months is that our parks are more important than ever. If you have visited West Austin Park recently you know that it’s the “go to” spot for kids and dog lovers alike. But aside from the dog park, there really is no area for adults to sit and converse with neighbors or quietly read a book.

We intend to change that. The Friends of West Austin Park (FOWAP) is a non-profit group spearheading an effort to repurpose and beautify an underutilized corner of the parkSee the preliminary plan.

This is far more than an idea. We already have…

….preliminary support from the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD)

…$50,000 already contributed thanks to generous support from Mid-City Development

…designs in progress from TBG – a local landscape architecture firm

We’ll be reaching out to neighbors in April to get feedback on the proposed design.

This is a big project. PARD will approve it but that’s about it. It’s up to us neighbors to design, promote, fund and coordinate this project. Will you help? We are looking for committee volunteers with these skills:

  • Social media
  • Website design/graphic design
  • Email marketing
  • Videos and drone videography
  • Grant writing and fundraising
  • Park events coordination

If you are interested in volunteering please email chris.schorre@gmail.com or text me at 512-731-1520.

One last thing. Amplify Austin runs from March 4 at 6PM through March 5 at 6PM. After you have supported our fellow Austinites affected by the storm, please consider donating to support this project. Every dollar you donate during this 24 hour period will be matched – doubling your contribution. Here’s the donation link

Best Regards,

Chris Schorre
Community Outreach Committee
Friends of West Austin Park
Neighbor Resident Since 2001
www.WestAustinPark.org

Friends of West Austin Park Meeting

Hello Neighbor!
The Friends of West Austin Park (FOWAP) will be hosting an online meeting on October 1 at 7pm and we’d love to see you there!

Never heard of FOWAP? We are a group of neighbors organized through the City of Austin Parks & Recreation Dept (PARD) and the Austin Parks Foundation. It is our mission to preserve, improve, and maintain West Austin Park in cooperation with PARD, APF, and especially neighbors like you! Read our newly minted bylaws here.

Meeting agenda

1. Overview of FOWAP and what we do
2. Discussion about future planned projects in the park
–It’s My Park Day
–Improvements near 9-1/2 Street
–Proposed project in NE corner of park

  1. Volunteer opportunities
  2. Voting on Executive Committee Members

If you have suggestions for additional agenda items, or are interested in serving on the Executive Committee or as a volunteer, please email chris.schorre@gmail.com before September 22.

Here is the information for the October 1 meeting. Forward to a neighbor!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82208549532
Meeting ID: 822 0854 9532
Passcode: 78703
Audio by phone, dial: 1-346-248-7799

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at the Zoom meeting on October 1!