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May 23, 2022

A1-1: Draft Minutes of April 25, 2022 original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD APRIL 25, 2022 MINUTES The Parks and Recreation Board convened in a regular meeting on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 301 W. Second Street, Austin Texas Chair Lewis called the meeting to order at 6:08 PM Board Members in Attendance: Dawn Lewis, Richard DePalma, Nina Rinaldi, Anna Di Carlo, Patrick Moore, Sarah Faust, Nancy Barnard, Kim Taylor, Laura Cottam Sajbel Board Members in Attendance Remotely: Lisa Hugman PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Joe Thompson – Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area Kevin Reinis – Austin Rowing Club Sharon Blythe – Friends of Austin Memorial Park Scott Cubb – Barton Springs Lifeguard Eric Paulus – Ecology Action A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Chair Lewis made a motion to approve the amended minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board regular meeting of March 28, 2022. Vice-Chair DePalma seconded the motion. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0 with one vacancy. B. NEW BUSINESS: PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Presentation and discussion related to the community engagement and outreach efforts for Zilker metropolitan Park Vision Plan. Greg Montes and Claudia Conner, Parks and Recreation Department, and Clair Hempel, Design Workshop, gave a presentation and answered questions. No action was taken on this item. 2. Presentation, discussion and possible action on Zilker Park Re-Wilding plan. Board Member Rinaldi made a motion to hear agenda item B2 out of order. Vice-Chair DePalma seconded the motion. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0 with one vacancy. Robin Rather and Gail Rothe, Zilker Neighborhood Association, gave a presentation and answered questions. No action was taken on this item. Page 1 of 3 3. Briefing on Dove Springs Health Facility. Kymberly Maddox, Austin Public Health, gave a presentation and answered questions. No action was taken on this item. 4. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Parks and Recreation Department community engagement process. Board Member Taylor made a motion to table agenda item B4. Board Member Di Carlo seconded the motion. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0 with one vacancy. 5. Briefing on the creation of a new parkland dedication ordinance for commercial developments, as described in this presentation and associated Study, for adoption by City Council. Chair Lewis motioned to hear agenda item B5 out of order. Vice-Chair DePalma seconded the motion. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0 with one vacancy. Randy Scott, Paul Books, Robynne …

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May 23, 2022

B2-1: Briefing on Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement with The Trail Foundation original pdf

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Briefing on the terms of the Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement with The Trail Foundation for portions of the Town Lake Metropolitan Park Parks and Recreation Board Parks and Recreation Department, City of Austin Christine Chute Canul, Partnership Manager, PARD Heidi Anderson, CEO, The Trail Foundation May 23, 2022 Council Resolution - 20200312-041 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN: The City Council expresses support for the concept of parkland agreements between nonprofit organizations and PARD if the agreements further the mission And vision of the department with regard to non- enterprise fund public parks and trails in an effective, efficient, and inclusive manner. BE IT RESOLVED: The City Council directs the City Manager to work with parks nonprofit partners that have established relationships with PARD, including but not limited to The Trail Foundation and the Pease Park Conservancy, to create opportunities for partnership agreements that benefit the community, and to outline roles and responsibilities between those groups and PARD. 2 The Trail Foundation (TTF) A 501(c)3 dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and connecting the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. TTF/City of Austin Partnership Timeline 1971 – Public-private civic effort formed led by the Citizen’s Committee for a More Beautiful Town Lake 2003 – Town Lake Trail Foundation (now The Trail Foundation) was formed to continue the work of the Citizen’s Committee and ensure that the Trail remains one of Austin’s outstanding places 2014 – Boardwalk opens, completes the 10+ mile loop of the Ann and Roy Butler Trail 2015 – TTF adopted the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake Urban Forestry and Natural Areas Management Guidelines, developed by Siglo Group in consultation with TTF, Austin Parks and Recreation (PARD) and the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department (WPD). 2018 – PARD and TTF begin discussions to formalize partnership 2020 – Formal process begins to enter into phased Parkland Operations & Maintenance Agreement (POMA) with PARD ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ 3 The Trail Foundation (TTF) A 501(c)3 dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and connecting the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. 4 Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail TTF Capital Projects 5 TTF Investment & Public Benefit Since 2003, TTF has invested more than $19,830,000 on the Butler Trail and the Town Lake Metro Park, including infrastructure projects, ecological restoration, …

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May 23, 2022

B2-2: Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement original pdf

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PARK OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT (Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail) This Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement (Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail) (this “Agreement") is entered into by and between the CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXAS, a Texas home-rule municipal corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas (the “City”), and THE TRAIL FOUNDATION, a Texas nonprofit corporation (“Partner”). RECITALS WHEREAS, Town Lake Metropolitan Park (the “Park”) is a public park and trail system in Austin, Texas bounded roughly by the Roberta Crenshaw Bridge, South Pleasant Valley Road, Riverside Drive, and Cesar Chavez Street, as shown on the map attached hereto as Exhibit “A” (the “Park Map”); and WHEREAS, the City owns or holds an interest in the real property upon which the Park is located; and WHEREAS, Partner is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) exempt organization dedicated to maintaining the essential character of the Park, to preserving the Park for current and future generations of Austinites and visitors, and to improving the Park through volunteer work, partnership with the City, and the expenditure of private funds; and WHEREAS, the City and Partner share a goal to enhance and improve the Park; and WHEREAS, the City and Partner desire to enter into an agreement whereby Partner would, in coordination with the City, manage, maintain, program, and operate the Park, as more particularly set forth herein. AGREEMENT In consideration of the agreements hereinafter set forth to be kept and performed by the parties hereto, the City hereby authorizes Partner, and Partner hereby agrees, to operate, manage, program, maintain and use the Park for the Term (as defined herein), subject to and upon the following terms, conditions, and agreements: Additional Definitions. 1. Additional Reserve Fund Deposit shall have the meaning set forth in Section 8.d.ii hereof. AIPP shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.g hereof. Page 1 Annual Implementation Document shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.a.iii hereof. Annual Programming Plan shall have the meaning set forth in Section 6.c hereof. Appropriation Notice shall have the meaning set forth in Section 9.f hereof. Baseline Requirements shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.b.ii hereof. Capital Repair Fund shall have the meaning set forth in Section 8.e hereof. Chief Executive Officer means the chief executive officer of Partner or such other officer as Partner may determine. City has the meaning set forth in the recitals hereto. …

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May 23, 2022

B3-1: Parkland Dedication Requirements for Commercial Developments original pdf

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Austin Parks and Recreation Department Briefing on: Parkland Dedication Requirements for Commercial Developments Parks and Recreation Board May 23, 2022 Paul Books, Planner III; Robynne Heymans, Planner Senior; Thomas Rowlinson, Principal Planner; Randy Scott, Program Manager - Parks and Recreation Department 1 Community Input Timeline – Complete or in process • PARD Staff briefed The Parks and Recreation Board on the Draft Commercial Parkland April 25, 2022 Dedication Study • PARD Staff begins drafting Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance language. Informational campaign launches across social media platforms and City blog April 26, 2022 • Commercial Parkland Dedication Project Webpage, SpeakUP Austin community survey/forum, Storymap and Press Release all made available to the public. Public comments open through June 12 May 9 – June 12, 2022 2 Community Informational Campaign Blog post Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts 3 Project Webpage Storymap 3 Community Input Survey link: https://www.speakupaustin.org/parkland-dedication/survey_tools/pld-commercial- development-input Dedicated contact for feedback and to request more information: pld.commercial@austintexas.gov Speak UP! Austin Community Survey and Forum 4 4 Community Input Timeline – Future engagement • Meetings with key stakeholders in small groups to receive feedback on ordinance language • Presentation on Draft Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance Language to Codes and Ordinances June 15, 2022 Joint Committee • Presentation on Draft Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance Language to Planning Commission • Tentative presentation on Draft Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance Language to City Council May – June, 2022 June 28, 2022 July 28, 2022 5 Thank you If you have any questions, Please contact: PLD.Commercial@austintexas.gov Randy Scott, Parkland Acquisition/PLD Program Manager, randy.scott@austintexas.gov Robynne Heymans, Senior Planner, robynne.heymans@austintexas.gov Paul Books, Planner III, paul.books@austintexas.gov Thomas Rowlinson, Principal Planner, thomas.rowlinson@austintexas.gov 6 6

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B4-1: Republic Square Conditional Use Permit original pdf

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Republic Square Conditional Use Permit Parks Board Meeting May 23, 2022 City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department: Reynaldo Hernandez, PLA Project Manager Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation: Molly Anderson, Executive Director Angela Navarro, Community Outreach Coordinator WHO, WHAT AND WHY WHO is involved: City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation WHAT is the purpose: Permit the consumption of alcohol at the designated areas in Republic Square WHY are we here: To align current permit with City of Austin Land Development Code Republic Square Conditional Use Permit (CUP) OVERVIEW AND BACKGROUND Republic Square park renovation completed in Fall 2017 Salt & Time Café received a TABC permit and began the sale of alcohol from vendor on park premises in 2020 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT CUP required for sale of alcohol on public property CUP changes the zoning of the property from ‘PUBLIC’ to PARK AND RECREATION SERVICES (SPECIAL)’ which will permit the sale of alcohol on the grounds The CUP does not apply to special events. Events at Republic Square will continue to need a separate agreement for alcohol sales. Republic Square Conditional Use Permit (CUP) CUP PROCESS SUBMITTAL TO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES START JANUARY 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Open House APRIL 13, 2022 PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD PLANNING COMMISSION MAY 2022 COMPLETE AUG./SEPT. 2022 The CUP does not apply to special events Events at Republic Square have a separate agreement for alcohol sale and area. Republic Square Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Republic Square Park Context TEXAS ALCOHOL BEVERAGE COMMISION • The license allows for the sale of alcohol on-premises and in designated areas. • Permit issued for a 2-year duration and is renewable. • Austin Police Department can issue citations for consumption of alcohol outside • No one under the age of 18 can sell alcohol. No one under the age of 21 can of defined boundaries. consume alcohol. Republic Square Conditional Use Permit (CUP) OPERATIONAL PLAN • Downtown Austin Alliance Park Ambassadors are present to ensure compliance with CUP from 6 am to 10 pm daily. • Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation agreement with the vendor to adhere to TABC guidelines. Republic Square Conditional Use Permit (CUP) EXAMPLES OF URBAN PARKS WHERE ALCOHOL SALE IS ALLOWED DALLAS • Klyde Warren Park • Tietze Park • Crowley Park HOUSTON • Discovery Green • Market Square Park San Antonio • Hemis Fair • Tower of the Americas • La …

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May 23, 2022

Agenda original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD May 23, 2022 – 6:00pm City Hall Chambers, Room 1001 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Parks and Recreation Board will be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register call or email the board liaison at 512-974-6716 or Tim.Dombeck@austintexas.gov PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS: Laura Cottam Sajbel (D-9), Chair Sarah Faust (D-5), Vice-Chair Nina Rinaldi (D-1) Anna Di Carlo (D-2) Patrick Moore (D-3) Vacant (D-4) Lisa Hugman (D-6) Nancy Barnard (D-7) AGENDA Kim Taylor (D-8) Dawn Lewis (D-10) Richard DePalma (Mayor) CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board regular meeting of April 25, 2022. B. NEW BUSINESS: PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin’s food plan development process. (Sponsors: Cottam Sajbel, Di Carlo) Presenter(s): Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager and Sergio Torres-Peralta, Food and Resilience Coordinator, Office of Sustainability. 2. Briefing on the terms of the Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement with The Trail Foundation for portions of the Town Lake Metropolitan Park. (Sponsors: Cottam Sajbel) (SD23 Strategies: Health & Environment; PARD Long Range Strategies: Operational Efficiency, Urban Public Spaces, Program Alignment) Presenter(s): Christine Chute Canul, Program Manager II, Parks and Recreation Department and Heidi Anderson, CEO, the Trail Foundation. Page 1 of 2 3. Briefing on the progress of the draft Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance and associated community feedback and resources. (Sponsors: Barnard) (SD23 Strategies: Economic Opportunity & Affordability, Health & Environment, Culture & Lifelong Learning, Mobility, Govt that Works for All; PARD Long Range Strategies: Relief from Urban Life, Urban Public Spaces, Park Access for All) Presenter(s): Paul Books, Planner III, Robynne Heymans, Planner Sr. Thomas Rowlinson, Principal Planner; Randy Scott, Program Manager, Parks and Recreation Department. 4. Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the recommendation to …

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May 23, 2022

B2-3: Annual Programming Plan 2022 original pdf

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The Ann and Roy Butler Trail at Town Lake Metropolitan Park ANNUAL PROGRAMMING PLAN 2022 VERSION 2022.05.05 (date last updated) CONTENTS 1.0 INTRODUCTION History and Location Strategic Plan Alignment 2.0 GUIDING PRINCIPLES Mission Vision Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 3.0 PROGRAMMING Event and Programming Spaces Proposed Uses and Programming 2022 Community Event Series 2022 Partnership Programming Butler Trail Arts+Culture Plan Public Information Activities & Trail Signage Revenue Generating Events 4.0 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Community Engagement with PARD Capital Project Community Engagement Other 2022 Community Engagement 1 | P a g e TTF Annual Programming Plan // V.04.28.2022 (date last updated) 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 History and Location In the heart of Austin is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, a lush, urban path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions. With more than 4.9 million visits a year, the 10+ mile hike-and-bike trail is Austin’s most recognized and popular recreational area. But the Trail is more than a great pathway—it is a place where Austin thrives. For many citizens and visitors, it represents the best Austin has to offer: outdoor recreation; a scenic, natural environment; and a diverse, vibrant mix of people. The Butler Trail was established in the 1970s. Since then, the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department (CoA PARD) has exercised responsibility for operating and maintaining the Trail. In 2003, The Trail Foundation (TTF), a 501(c)(3) was formed to enhance the Trail. Since that time, TTF has invested more than $19 million in various improvements, programs, and community engagement opportunities to this public asset, most notably the Boardwalk on the south side of the lake. 1.2 Strategic Plan Alignment TTF Strategic Plan In 2019, TTF entered discussions with the City’s PARD and Watershed Protection Department (WPD) about expanding its role beyond project development to encompass some aspects of maintenance and operations and activation. Toward that end, in 2018 TTF engaged both the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and ETM Associates to consider its vast potential for the future. In early 2020, TTF committed to the development of a multi-year Strategic Plan. The plan incorporates input from various consultants, TTF’s board and staff, and representatives of the City of Austin. One of the main priorities that came out of the Strategic Plan was to engage the community more fully. 2 | P a g e TTF Annual Programming …

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Revised Agenda original pdf

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REVISED PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD May 23, 2022 – 6:00pm City Hall Chambers, Room 1001 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Parks and Recreation Board will be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register call or email the board liaison at 512-974-6716 or Tim.Dombeck@austintexas.gov PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS: Laura Cottam Sajbel (D-9), Chair Sarah Faust (D-5), Vice-Chair Nina Rinaldi (D-1) Anna Di Carlo (D-2) Patrick Moore (D-3) Vacant (D-4) Lisa Hugman (D-6) Nancy Barnard (D-7) Kim Taylor (D-8) Dawn Lewis (D-10) Richard DePalma (Mayor) CALL TO ORDER AGENDA PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board regular meeting of April 25, 2022. B. NEW BUSINESS: PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin’s food plan development process. (Sponsors: Cottam Sajbel, Di Carlo) Presenter(s): Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager and Sergio Torres-Peralta, Food and Resilience Coordinator, Office of Sustainability. 2. Briefing on the terms of the Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement with The Trail Foundation for portions of the Town Lake Metropolitan Park. (Sponsors: Cottam Sajbel) (SD23 Strategies: Health & Environment; PARD Long Range Strategies: Operational Efficiency, Urban Public Spaces, Program Alignment) Presenter(s): Christine Chute Canul, Program Manager II, Parks and Recreation Department and Heidi Anderson, CEO, the Trail Foundation. Page 1 of 2 3. Briefing on the progress of the draft Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance and associated community feedback and resources. (Sponsors: Barnard) (SD23 Strategies: Economic Opportunity & Affordability, Health & Environment, Culture & Lifelong Learning, Mobility, Govt that Works for All; PARD Long Range Strategies: Relief from Urban Life, Urban Public Spaces, Park Access for All) Presenter(s): Paul Books, Planner III, Robynne Heymans, Planner Sr. Thomas Rowlinson, Principal Planner; Randy Scott, Program Manager, Parks and Recreation Department. 4. Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the recommendation …

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May 23, 2022

B1-1: A Food Plan for Austin original pdf

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A Food Plan for Austin Developing the City’s first -ever Food Plan What is a Food System? The Office of Sustainability defines the food system a s a n interconnected network th a t in clu des everyth in g th a t h a ppen s w ith food —w h ere a n d h ow it is grow n , dis tribu ted a n d s old, con s u m ed, a n d idea lly recovered. Th e food s ys tem is s h a ped by its s ta k eh olders , pra ctices , a n d th e la w s th a t regu la te both . Post Consumption & Waste Diversion Processing & Distribution Production Food Justice Consumption & Access Markets & Retail Did you know? ● 14.7% food insecurity in Travis County and 18 out of 47 zip codes in Travis County don’t have a full service grocery store ● 16.8 acres of farmland are lost every day in Travis ● Less than 1% of food consumed in Austin -Travis County is locally produced ● 1.24 million pounds of food is wasted every day in County Austin When disaster strikes ● Lack of supplies and limited organized means of distribution what they need ● Road conditions can prevent people from getting ● Support services closed ● Long lines and bare shelves ● Emergency supplies lack food that meets culture and dietary needs Disaster Food & Water Appendix ● Working with Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) and other departments ● Creating a plan to supplement the Emergency Operations Plan ● Will include learnings from Winter Storm Uri, COVID-19, boil water notices, and other possible scenarios Developing Austin’s firs t ever Food Pla n Why do we need a Food Plan? ● The impact of the Covid -19 pandemic & Winter Storm Uri exposed and exacerbated deficiencies in our food system. ● A Food Plan will set clear Goals and Strategies to m itiga te th e im pa ct of fu tu re cris es , correct th e s ys tem ’s in equ a lities , a n d m ove tow a rd a m ore equ ita ble, s u s ta in a ble & res ilien t food s ys tem th a t s erves everyon e. ● …

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C2-1: Off-Leash Dog Working Group Summary original pdf

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Off-Leash Dogs Working Group Summary Working Group Members Animal Advisory Commission • Craig Nazor • Jo Anne Norton Parks and Recreation Board • Dawn Lewis • Nancy Mohn Barnard City of Austin Staff Kimberly McNeeley, Director, Parks and Recreation Don Bland, Director, Austin Animal Center Jason Garza, Assistant Director, AAC Mark Sloat, Manager, Animal Protection, AAC Kelsey Cler, Communications Manager, AAC Belinda Hare, Executive Assistant, AAC Citizens’ Concerns SOURCES: NextDoor, emails, conversations about off-leash dogs in on-leash areas and neighborhoods • Chase bikes potentially causing accidents • Run up to strollers or citizens with walking aides • Poop not scooped • Not enough tickets written for violators • Dogs run up to random adults and children • Dog owners are not trained to break up dog fights Issues Considered by the Working Group • Misinformation about existing laws • New Austinites may not know about existing laws • Off-leash dogs on parkland that is on-leash only – Citizens cannot safely enjoy City parkland • Citizen ability to request an official off-leash area – Austin growth outpacing off-leash areas • Options for citizens to report issues • Enforcement of all Leash Codes Laws - Austin City Code Title 3 • Keep dogs on a leash and under control in all areas that are not designated as “off-leash” • Pick up and sanitarily dispose of pet waste left on public or private property • Provide adequate shelter • Ensure pets have current rabies vaccinations • Confine pets transported in unenclosed vehicles in a manner that prevents the animal from falling or jumping from the vehicle or being injured • DO NOT leave a pet alone on a chain or tether • It’s unlawful to sell a puppy or kitten that is not spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped Enforcement Affected by Staffing • 21 Animal Protection Officers – 7 days a week, 7a-Midnight - Service 900 Sq Miles of Travis County – Handle a multitude of animal related issues – Can write tickets for off-leash dog violations • Tickets are $217 - can be increased by a judge to $500 or dismissed entirely • 25 Park Rangers – 7 days a week - Service 330 City Parks - 19,000 acres of parkland – Handle a multitude of parkland related issues – Cannot write tickets for off-leash dog violations Solutions Discussed Enforcement capabilities limited. Alternative solutions considered: • Education campaign (Speakers Bureau, Focus groups) • …

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D1-1: PARD Director's Report, May 2022 original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD DIRECTOR’S REPORT DATE: May 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS: Montopolis Community Pool Renovation and Beverly S Sheffield Northwest District Park Pool Renovation: The pool renovation projects at Montopolis Neighborhood Park and Beverly S Sheffield Northwest District Park are entering the community engagement phase. At both locations, the Department will host community events during the summer pool season to gather feedback on the proposed improvements. The meeting dates are anticipated for mid-June and are pending final approval. An online community survey is available on the project websites (Montopolis Pool Project | AustinTexas.gov and Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest Aquatic Facility Renovation | AustinTexas.gov) to gather data on community priorities for the renovation. The online survey closes on May 23. Districts 3 and 7 Downs Field Grandstands Dedication: To celebrate the completion of the historic Downs Field Grandstands Renovation, the Department has scheduled a dedication event on June 10, 2022. The date is still pending final confirmation from Huston-Tillotson University. The 1947 Downs Field Grandstands and field are a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. District 1 Volma Overton Sr. Beach Dedication Ceremony: On June 11, the Department will hold a ceremony to officially dedicate Volma Overton Sr. Beach at Town Lake Metropolitan Park. Formally known as Lamar Beach, the park was formally renamed by Austin City Council in early 2022. Volma Overton Sr. (1924-2005) was a highly significant and influential Austin leader. A World War II veteran and graduate of Huston-Tillotson University, Overton served as president of the Austin NAACP from 1963- 1983, during which time he participated in the March on Washington in 1963 and the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. He received the Arthur B. DeWitty award in 1967 and many other awards for his service. He was also honored for his contribution to Civil Rights by the LBJ School of Public Affairs on March 25, 2004. District 9 Volma Overton Sr. photo courtesy of George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center 1 PLANNING UPDATES: Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision Plan: The Parks and Recreation Department (Department) and the consultant team continue to compile and analyze the input received on the plan's three draft concepts via survey data, comments, small group discussions, and pop-up events. The last month included discussions with the Boys & Girls Club of Austin, the Housing Authority of the City of Austin's I-MOM Program, The Rise School of Austin (all abilities/inclusive preschool), as well …

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Approved Minutes original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MAY 23, 2022 MINUTES The Parks and Recreation Board convened in a regular meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 301 W. Second Street, Austin Texas Chair Cottam Sajbel called the meeting to order at 6:02 PM Board Members in Attendance: Laura Cottam Sajbel, Dawn Lewis, Richard DePalma, Nina Rinaldi (arrives 6:11 PM), Anna Di Carlo, Patrick Moore, Lisa Hugman. Board Members in Attendance Remotely: Sarah Faust (left at 8:20 PM), Nancy Barnard. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Laura Spraggins – Festival Beach Community Garden Claire Krebbs – Festival Beach Community Garden Lauren Loney - Festival Beach Community Garden Brian Cassidy – Bridges on the Park Condominium Association Scott Cobb – Barton Springs Lifeguard Malcom Yeatts – EROC Contact Team Sharon Blythe – Friends of Austin Memorial Park Zack Jurasek – Glow Row Kevin Renis – Austin Rowing Club Michael Cannatti – Barton Springs Conservancy Hoppy Goddin - Bridges on the Park Condominium Association Aubrea Rudder – Austin Rowing Club A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Board Member Moore made a motion to approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board Regular Meeting of April 25, 2022. Board Member Hugman seconded the motion. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0 with Board Member Taylor absent and one vacancy. B. NEW BUSINESS: PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the City of Austin’s food plan development process. Edwin Marty, Food Policy Manager, City of Austin Office of Sustainability gave a presentation and answered questions. No action was taken on this item. Page 1 of 3 2. Briefing on the terms of the Park Operations and Maintenance Agreement with The Trail Foundation for portions of the Town Lake Metropolitan Park. Christine Chute Canul, Program Manager II, Parks and Recreation Department and Heidi Anderson, CEO, The Trail Foundation gave a briefing and answered questions. 3. Briefing on the progress of the draft Commercial Parkland Dedication Ordinance and associated community feedback and resources. Robynne Heymans, Planner Sr., Parks and Recreation Department gave a briefing and answered questions. 4. Presentation, discussion, and possible action regarding the recommendation to approve the conditional use permit (CUP) at Republic Square for the dale of alcohol. Reynaldo Hernandez, Project Manager, Parks and Recreation Department gave a presentation and answered questions. Board Member Barnard made a motion to postpone action on the Republic Square CUP until the June 2022 meeting of the …

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Agenda original pdf

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PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD April 25, 2022 – 6:00pm City Hall Chambers, Room 1001 301 W. Second Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Parks and Recreation Board will be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register call or email the board liaison at 512-974-6716 or Tim.Dombeck@austintexas.gov PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEMBERS: Dawn Lewis (D-10), Chair Richard DePalma (Mayor), Vice Chair Nina Rinaldi (D-1) Anna L. Di Carlo (D-2) Patrick Moore (D-3) Vacant (D-4) Sarah Faust (D-5) Lisa Hugman (D-6) AGENDA Nancy Barnard (D-7) Kim Taylor (D-8) Laura Cottam Sajbel (D-9) CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three- minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Parks and Recreation Board regular meeting of March 28, 2022. B. NEW BUSINESS: PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS 1. Presentation and discussion related to the community engagement and outreach efforts for Zilker metropolitan Park Vision Plan. (PARD Long Range Strategies – Urban Public Spaces, Operational Efficiency, Park Access for All; SD23 Outcomes – Health and Environment, Government that Works for All). Presenter(s): Gregory Montes, Program Manager, Parks and Recreation Department. Motion: Chair Lewis 2nd: Board Member Faust 2. Presentation, discussion and possible action on Zilker Park Re-Wilding plan. Presenter(s): Robin Rather, Vice President of Parks and Environment, and Gail Rothe, Zilker Neighborhood Association. Motion: Board Member Faust 2nd: Chair Lewis Page 1 of 2 3. Briefing on Dove Springs Health Facility. Presenter(s): Kymberly Maddox, Assistant Director for Administration, Austin Public Health. Motion: Board Member Di Carlo 2nd: Chair Lewis 4. Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding the Parks and Recreation Department community engagement process. (PARD Long Range Strategies – Urban Public Spaces, Park Access for All; SD23 Outcomes – Health & Environment, Culture & Lifelong Learning) Presenter(s): Suzanne Piper, Chief Administrative Officer and John Nixon, Communications & Engagement Manager, Parks and Recreation Department Motion: Board Member Faust 2nd: Chair Lewis 5. Briefing …

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April 25, 2022

B1-1: Zilker Park Vision Plan Presentation original pdf

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AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD MEETING APRIL 25, 2022 ZILKER PARK VISION PLAN Project Schedule COMMUNITY MEETING #1 INTRO TO THE PROJECT COMMUNITY MEETING #3 ALTERNATIVES PROJECT KICK-OFF FEB 1ST SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS POP-UP SERIES #1 POP-UP SERIES #2 FINAL DRAFT VISION PLAN REVIEW AND ADOPTION 2023 COMMUNITY MEETING #5 DRAFT PLAN AND IMPLEMENTATION LATE 2022 FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN 2 0 2 1 2022 TAG KICK-OFF MEETING COMMUNITY MEETING #2 PROGRAMMING COMMUNITY MEETING #4 PLAN CONCEPTS SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The Vision and Goals Vision A transparent and well-documented community engagement process, which engages the city, but also seeks and considers the input of interested persons and parties with direct involvement in park and/or parties that are impacted by the park. The engagement process shall include guiding values, direction, and feature a clear step-by-step process, which includes presentation of the vision plan process. Goals 1. Educate the community about Zilker Park’s history, current City of Austin programs, operations, and future City of Austin operational needs, and provide opportunities for comment. 6. Identify and engage with PARD Parkners and other organizations, concessionaires, and groups associated with park programming. 2. Gather community input, feedback, and stories to develop a plan for the future of Zilker Park that represents the diversity of Austin. 3. Identify and educate the community on environmental considerations and respond to those considerations throughout the project. 4. Utilize equity strategies to develop community connections with and engage traditionally underserved and marginalized communities in Austin. 5. Provide opportunities for engagement that are accessible to all abilities. 7. Connect with communities around interpretive storytelling and placemaking to identify key opportunities in the park. 8. Correct any misinformation about the vision for the park and acknowledge any concerns or challenges identified by community members. 9. Create an environment of excitement for the proposed Vision Plan and future park development. 10. Create community support for the proposed Vision Plan and future park development. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Technical Advisory Group Community Engagement Goals: 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was comprised of City of Austin representatives from various departments who provided technical expertise on different elements and concerns in and around Zilker Park. The members of the TAG ensured their department’s goals, policies, plans, and constraints were understood in relation to Zilker and communicated with …

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April 25, 2022

B2-1: Memo Feedback on the Zilker Vision Plan '3 Concepts' original pdf

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To: City of Austin PARD, ZPVP Consultants, City Council and Community Members From: Zilker Neighborhood Association (ZNA) Parks + Environment Team including Members from Barton Hills NA, Bouldin Creek NA, Save Our Springs, Sierra Club and others. Date: March 31, 2022 Re: Feedback on the Zilker Vision Plan “3 Concepts” (PDF Posted by City/ February 15, 2022) DRAFT POSTED FOR COMMUNITY REVIEW AND DIALOG OVERVIEW The members of the ZNA Parks and Environment team has volunteered at least 315 man-hours since early 2021 focusing on attending meetings, offering ideas and analyzing various aspects of the Zilker Vision Plan. Why? Because we deeply love the park and also because we understand as the most adjacent neighborhoods and as leading environmental advocates, we have a responsibility to all the diverse neighborhoods and people in Austin to step up and help make sure the plan works for everyday residents who love it just as much as we do. After detailed review, we find that the 3 Concepts framework simply does not hold together as a coherent narrative. At our recent quarterly neighborhood meeting, nearly all those attending said the survey was confusing and frustrating. Thus, we have deconstructed the concepts into discrete ideas grouped by category for easier comprehension. We have also added alternative ideas where needed. We will update this document based on community dialog and as more details emerge. OVERALL VISION: REWILDING On March 23rd, 2022, Austin Neighborhoods Council, representing over 80 neighborhoods in every quadrant of Austin unanimously voted to endorse the Rewilding Plan we funded and made public as part of our engagement with this process. See https://www.atxanc.org/agenda- minutes-and-presentations and https://zilkerneighborhood.org/docs/zpmp/rewilding_zilker_park%20(Jan%202022).pdf Our vision is an inclusive, nature-based, recreational experience for the over one million annual visitors to the park and a showcase for climate, water quality and regenerative environmental stewardship. The 3 Concepts framework is based on a status quo mentality with a strong parking-centric focus. We agree that some parking is essential (the current legal 1,000 spaces) but do not believe that parking should form the driving basis for a long term “vision.” WE SUPPORT: We could potentially strongly support the following 5 ideas outlined in the 3 Concepts, at least in theory. Because few details have been given and literally no financial estimates exist, our support is at this stage merely conceptual and may change as details emerge. • Rehabilitation of the Barton Creek riparian zone within …

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April 25, 2022

B3-1: Dove Springs Public Health Facility Project Design Update original pdf

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Dove Springs Public Health Facility 5811 Palo Blanco Lane 2018 Bond Project, Austin Public Health Project Design Update to Parks Board – April 25, 2022 Kymberley Maddox, Austin Public Health Kalpana Sutaria, Public Works SpawGlass, Design-Builder Background  Multiple flood events have highlighted the lack of public health, basic needs, preventive health care, and employment support services in this neighborhood  Austin Public Health (APH) has provided limited services to residents working in partnership with the George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center  This new facility was funded in the 2018 Bond Election to provide a full- service Neighborhood Public Health Facility  The use of parkland adjoining the George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center was approved by the Parks Board and City Council in September of 2019 Community Programs  Full-Service Neighborhood Center  Basic Needs Services (Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, application assistance)  Public Health Nursing/Health Screening  Social Work Services  Seasonal services (Blue Santa, Thanksgiving Baskets)  Women, Infants & Children Clinic (WIC) with counseling services  Immunization Clinic  Shots for Tots  Big Shots  High Quality Childcare Center to serve 75 children  Multipurpose space and demonstration kitchen for nutrition classes  Addition of lighting to the existing soccer fields for promotion of youth programs  Construction of trails for connection of neighborhood to Dove Springs District Park trail system  APH will manage the public health programs and solicit an operator to manage the high quality childcare center Community Involvement  A Dove Springs Task Force (TF) was formed which represents various community groups and other community leaders in the Dove Springs area to assist with community communications (list on next slide)  For Community feedback, we held 4 in-person meetings, 4 virtual meetings and 10 meetings with the Task Force  A survey was done to receive community input on schematic design to share all aspects of project including the site plan layout, pathways connecting the neighborhood, exterior renderings, and look and feel of the facility  The survey ran from December 15, 2020 to February 7, 2021  Public Information Office made extensive outreach efforts to promote the survey including post card mailing to 3,000 homes  Project team presented at the Council Member Fuente’s D-2 event November 2021 at the George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center Task Force Members  Frances Acuna – GAVA, SE Combined Neighborhood Plan Contact …

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April 25, 2022

B4-1: Community Engagement Presentation original pdf

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Austin Parks and Recreation Department Community Engagement Update Parks and Recreation Board Meeting April 25, 2022 Outline • History of City of Austin Community Engagement (CE) • PARB Question: “How is Community Engagement data used by PARD in the planning process?” • Present CE Challenges • Questions 2 City History • Pre-2009: Community engagement varied per projects. • Most followed legal requirements (i.e. codified public hearings) • Some larger projects held community meetings. COA lacked standard practices for community engagement • 2009: Communications and Public Information Office (CPIO) hires first employee dedicated to community engagement though no specific title exists. • 2011: CPIO begins offering CE support to City Departments (with their one position). • 2010-Present: CPIO develops tools, standards, values and other operations pertaining to COA’s community engagement approach. Staff expands to only three (3) full-time positions. • January 2015: Austin City Council created Task Force on Community Engagement • June 2016: CPIO creates first community engagement job title, Community Engagement Specialist • September 2017: CPIO creates Community Engagement Consultant title • Present: CPIO operates with only 3 CE positions 3 Department History • 2017: PARD’s Marketing and Communication Unit (formerly Public Information and Marketing) changes name to Communications and Engagement Unit (CEU) to reflect shifting work focus. • 2017: CEU reclasses Public Information Specialist position into Community Engagement Specialist • 2017-2022: One FTEs dedicated to community engagement 4 PARB Question: “How is data used by PARD in the planning process?” • Information gathered from CE is aggregated and presented to project manager(s) and consultants or program/administrative initiative lead. • Project managers help interpret data and review consultants' interpretation and application of input and design choices. • Plans are presented to communities and refined in an iterative process. • Program/Administrative staff review input as part of decision-making process these decisions are reflected in administrative document revisions, program changes, and in some cases community processes (i.e., naming) • The Department continues to evaluate and evolve to ensure opportunities to improve consistency and transparency. 5 PARB Question: “How is data used by PARD in the planning process?” Community feedback on final plan Parks and Recreation Board City Council Surveys / community feedback during plan development Park Vision Plan Walter E. Long Metro Park Strong advocates for a golf course on the northeast part of the park associated with a public/private partnership Continued push to include the golf course to promote economic …

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April 25, 2022

B4-2: Parks and Recreation Community Engagement Operations original pdf

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M E M O R A N D U M Parks and Recreation Board Members Kimberly A. McNeeley, M.Ed., CPRP, Director Austin Parks and Recreation Department April 21, 2022 Parks and Recreation Community Engagement Operations TO: FROM: DATE: SUBJECT: The purpose of this memorandum is to respond to recent questions regarding the Parks and Recreation Department’s (Department) community engagement practices and to provide information on the current state of operations for the Communications and Engagement Unit (CEU). CEU is receiving its highest ever volume of projects while the resources available to complete those projects has remained stagnant. Community engagement projects include code-initiated projects such as, naming/renaming park facilities requests, park planning and development projects, and programming projects with expected community impact or which are likely to receive interest from the community. CEU routinely navigates complex operational realities, such as cooperation with contracted community engagement consultants and an increased emphasis on equity, involving community members who have historically been excluded from public decision-making processes. Additionally, this memorandum seeks to inform you of the workflow which carries community input generated from the engagement process through to Department action or recommended actions. Recent Context The City of Austin’s current approach to community engagement began in January of 2015 when Austin City Council created the Task Force on Community Engagement to examine community engagement effectiveness, methods, and key themes, and develop recommendations to enhance community engagement in the City. Prior to that, community engagement work was handled by a variety of positions and the approach to community engagement varied significantly among departments. The recommendations released in 2016 led to the City of Austin becoming a member of the International Association of Public Participation as an anchor in best practices, developing the City of Austin Public Participation Principles to guide each department, and the creation of the Community Engagement Specialist City job title to implement the recommendations. The full set of recommendations can be viewed here: Task Force on Community Engagement Webpage. 1 of 4 The Department embraced community engagement by: creating its first Community Engagement Specialist position in 2017; • • developing community engagement practices that became standards throughout the City. The implementation of task force recommendations increased demand for community engagement activity, which quickly outpaced available staff resources. To address this, the Department prioritized funding requests for the CEU during subsequent budget planning cycles. In each case, General Fund constraints and other department …

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April 25, 2022

B5-1: Parkland Dedication Requirements for Commercial Developments original pdf

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Briefing on: Parkland Dedication Requirements for Commercial Developments Parks and Recreation Board April 25, 2022 Paul Books, Planner III; Robynne Heymans, Planner Senior; Thomas Rowlinson, Principal Planner Randy Scott, Program Manager Austin Parks and Recreation Department Context - Chronology • On February 25, 2020, the Parks and Recreation Board passed Recommendation 20200225-B3, which included the provision that commercial developments be subject to parkland dedication requirements. February 2020 • On March 28, 2022, The Parks and Recreation Board reaffirmed its support to require parkland dedication for office, industrial, and commercial developments in Recommendation 20220328-B5. March 2022 • On April 7, 2022, City Council passed Resolution 20220407-042 directing City Staff to require parkland dedication for office, industrial and commercial developments. April 2022 Overview • Parkland dedication substantially advances a public interest in promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of Austinites. • The need for parkland is supported by the City Charter, the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, the PARD Long Range Plan, and Council Resolution 20091119-068 (establishing that parks be within walking distance of all Austinites). • Creating a new parkland dedication ordinance for office, retail, and industrial developments would better reflect the impacts of new development to the City's parks system. It would create opportunities for greenbelt and trail connections that are lost under today's requirements, and better serve Austin's growing workforce with recreational opportunities. 3 Applicability – Essential Nexus • Regulation must be related "both in nature and extent to the impact of a proposed development" (essential nexus, established in U.S. Supreme Court decision Nollan v. California Coastal Commission, 1987) • Growth in the commercial sector leads to increases in the City’s overall population and workforce, both users of the City’s parks system. • The National Recreation and Park Association has documented the role parks play in company locations and workforce growth. • By including commercial development into parkland dedication, the City would be able to better provide proportionate recreation services to the workforce near their places of employment. 4 Applicability – Rough Proportionality • Parkland level of service must • The estimated workforce occupying a account for the impact the workforce has on parks. The additional workforce that enters Austin affects the level of service goal. To maintain a consistent amount of parkland for Austin's 'service population' (residents + commuter workforce) new developments would need to provide 6.8 acres of new parkland per 1,000 people. new development thus sets …

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