Environmental CommissionAug. 5, 2020

20200805-003c: John Treviño Jr. Metropolitan Park at Morrison Ranch Vision Plan presentation — original pdf

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Vision Plan for John Treviño Jr. Metropolitan Park at Morrison Ranch Environmental Commission Meeting Charles Mabry, Associate Project Manager, PARD David Malda, Principal, GGN August 5, 2020 •  330 acres of former ranch 5 I-3 Walter E. Long Metro Park Park Context •  2003: Purchased by PARD •  2006: Named after John Treviño Jr., former Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem •  5,000 feet of Colorado River frontage •  2/3 of the site lies in the 100-year floodplain and TX-130 •  Located at 9501 FM-969 between US-183 Ladybird Lake 3 8 1 S U e r o R i v d o l o r a C Decker Ln F M 9 6 9 Treviño Park M 973 F 0 R 13 S US 71 Austin-Bergstrom Intl Airport John Treviño Jr. at City of Austin park dedication in 2016 (Image credit: BetoATX) 2 MONTOPOLISDEL VALLECENTRAL EAST AUSTINDOWNTOWN AUSTIN Vision Plan Schedule 2019 MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC FEB MAR APR 2020 JAN Discovery Site Analysis Existing Conditions, Opportunities, and Challenges Report Develop Shared Vision Story Gathering Community Meeting #1 Summary What We’ve Heard: Vision & Values Community Meeting #2 Summary Focused Engagement Phases Ongoing Community Engagement Explore Concepts Preliminary Concepts Community Meeting #3 Summary Develop Vision Plan Preferred Vision Plan Community Meeting #4 Summary Document and Refine Draft (cid:55)(cid:74)(cid:84)(cid:74)(cid:80)(cid:79) Plan Report Boards and Commisions Review and Adopt City Council Final Vision Plan Report 3 Public Engagement: Approach Meetings and Events •  4 community meetings (two on-site at Treviño Park) •  11 Small Group Discussions •  3 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Meetings Surveys •  3 community surveys (digital and print in English and Spanish) Individual outreach •  Engagement with individuals, 16+ organizations, 3 neighborhood associations, and 5 local schools •  In-person outreach in East Austin: 3 school events, 5 neighborhood/organization events, and 5 church services July 8 community meeting nature talk + hike December 7 community meeting with organization partners 4 Public Engagement: Listening 1) Site, parks, and your story •  Connection to place •  Notes & postcards •  Oral histories •  Survey: 398 respondents (41% responses from neighboring zip codes*) Community Priorities: 2) What we heard •  Park Vision and Values •  Opportunity to share feedback to date and confirm understanding of community goals Nature Stewardship + Education 3) An ideal day at Treviño Park •  Site character, activities, design concepts •  Survey: 222 respondents (33% responses from neighboring zip codes*) 4) Early phase priorities •  How does the park grow? •  Community building with potential partner organizations •  Inauguration of Community’s Walk •  Survey: 428 respondents (31% responses from neighboring zip codes*) Trails Access River Access Fishing Family Play + Picnic Heritage Culture + Agriculture * Neighboring zip codes to the park: 78721, 78724, 78725 5 Three Primary Values 1 Advance Community through the Legacy of John Treviño Jr. what we’ve heard 2 Adapt the Heritage of the Site + + 3 Engage the Intersection of Prairie and River 6 Overall Vision Plan Prairie River Ravine Field Prairie Farm Home 7 Floodplain Forest River River Access The Field 8 The Field: Wildflower Meadow + Picnic 3 5 6 1 2 4 7 1 post oak restoration 2 wildflower meadow 3 field pavilion 4 Community’s Walk 5 barn + water tower 6 multi-use field 7 tailgate picnic pavilion 9 The Field potential entry Dog park Restroom + pavilions Stormwater collection entry Tailgate picnic Playground Community’s Walk Art installations Multi-use field Field pavilion Birding Station 10 The Ravine 11 The Ravine: Forest Trails + Nature Play 1 5 3 2 4 1 adventure play 2 Community’s Walk 3 nature play 4 environmental education 5 picnic area 12 The Ravine Picnic Nature play Community’s Walk Ravine creek bridge Adventure play Ecology center Repurposed shed Bluff overlook trails Pond 13 The Farm 14 The Farm: Community Resource + Gathering 1 5 2 3 4 1 food garden 2 demonstration garden 3 mobile pop-up event spaces 4 central pavilion gathering space 5 playground and splash pad 15 The Farm Water tower Existing barn Café concession Central pavilion Event field Stage pavilion Play + splash pad Demonstration garden Agriculture + food garden 16 Home 17 Home Drop-off Bluff House Bluff overlook trail Pond Picnic shelter Paths + picnic 18 A Community’s Walk As a living legacy of John Treviño Jr., an accessible one-mile loop unites many of the park’s primary spaces and varied ecologies. It is an opportunity for art, discovery, and community to grow with time. Oak Street Park Entry Field Park Entry F M 969 Post Oak Savanna Wildflower Meadow John Treviño Jr. (Image credit: Voces Oral History Project, University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism) Ravine Savanna and Woodland Community walk along the proposed trail during 19 Farm Prairie Pollo Drive Floodplain Level Image credit: snapshot from ATXN aerial footage of Treviño Park 20 Floodplain Forest and River Trail connections Agriculture Forest fields Oxbow classroom Lookout tower river loop trail Pond Wildlife viewing Picnic + parking Play Potential vehicle access + trail connections Fishing pier + dock 21 Ecology: Adaptive Management Fenceline Barrier Woodland Wildflower Meadow adap tiv e m photopoints How site changes over time a n a g e m e n t early detection monitoring Record issues and compare techniques land management task monitoring Electronic records of decisions biodiversity tracking Track changes to evaluate successes Creekside Woodland Savanna Sloping Woodland Floodplain Terrace Woodland Riparian Woodland Post Oak Savanna Prairie Riparian & Aquatic 22 Access: Trails and Connectivity Potential secondary park entry Potential future connection to western easement Future connections to Southern Walnut Creek and Colorado River Urban Trails Primary park entry F M 9 6 9 Potential emergency access entry Proposed Access Primary trails Secondary trails Bike or pedestrian trails Primary roads Secondary roads Emergency access Park Entries Boat access Site boundary Colorado River Future connection to Colorado River Urban Trail Potential river access entry 23 Recommended Phasing Phase 1 Trailhead, tailgate, and opening the nature park: $4.6 - $5.5M Restroom facility add-on alternate: $1.5 - $1.8M Future Phases Upland Neighborhood Park: $15.2 - $17.8M River Access: $11.1 - $12.9M Partner Projects Grow Park Zones and Build on Partnerships 24 Vision Plan for John Treviño Jr. Metropolitan Park at Morrison Ranch Request for Recommendation to City Council For more information visit: www.austintexas.gov/JohnTrevinoMetroPark 25