The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and its consultant Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, (MVVA), invite the public to attend the Holly Shores/Edward Rendon Sr. Park at Festival Beach Master Plan and Implementation Strategy Community Workshop on Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell Street. The purpose of the workshop will be to present the draft master plan, assist the community in visualizing the proposed ideas and discuss recommendations for implementation.
“This workshop will kick off the next phase of the process and we want to ensure community support of the draft master plan and its implementation strategy” says Chris Yanez, Principal Planner for the project, “and the community’s feedback will be crucial as we move toward presentations to boards, commissions and City Council.”
The draft master plan will contain cost estimates for various elements, organized as a series of phased improvement projects. An implementation strategy will also be discussed, including a proposed organizational structure for a potential public/private partnership or other special entity that could be responsible for managing and programming the park.
In September 2009, City Council passed a resolution that reallocated funds from the Holly Good Neighbor Program to develop a Master Plan for Edward Rendon Sr Park at Festival Beach, Fiesta Gardens and the Holly Power Plant Site Park, which provides an additional 9 acres of parkland.
Source: City of Austin, photo credit: Liz Lopez, Lizs Lenzwork