The Landscape Architect for the Austin Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) has submitted a draft landscape site plan for Heritage Oaks Park for review to SRCC and our project partner, Austin Parks Foundation. Check out the plan below!
Note: This post was edited on April 1st to reflect the end of the SRCC membership commenting period on March 20th. If you have any comments/questions about the site plan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The plan above incorporates requests from SRCC representatives and meets PARD requirements including:
- meeting guidelines for protection of heritage trees
- ADA accessibility – curb cut and ramp at level grade
- picnic tables on concrete pads in shade area near curb access
- benches secured in concrete footing and placed in shaded spots
- trail meets PARD requirements (granite has erosion problems; concrete is now standard) and follows grade of terrain
- including signage for Dogs on Leash rules
- focus on conserving wildlife in the west end where the spring-fed pond is located. The neighborhood will meet with the city Grow Zone Coordinator to develop long-term riparian plan that protects creek and work with Urban Forestry to insure native trees such as slow-growth hardwoods
- design plans for the east end of the park, boarding Parker Lane, are not part of this project, but ideas for future uses are welcome
The next steps will include PARD submission of the plan for permit review, a 10-day completeness check and 28-day formal review.