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 park. See 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Community Outreach Committee
Friends of West Austin Park
Neighbor Resident Since 2001