Fundraising for West Austin Park begun in earnest in 2017. An informal group formed by a few OWANA neighbors has started holding monthly meetings. Additional interested OWANA members have joined the group to help generate ideas, to make community contacts, and organize fundraising efforts.
The group is working from the Master Plan that was developed for the West Austin Park in 2010 by TBG Planning Firm in cooperation with neighborhood volunteers including Marion Cimbala, Joey Kazzoun, and Marjorie Moore. The plan was adopted by City Council in 2010. The fundraising group has decided to focus on a number of improvements for the park which you can see under the master plan ideas section. A number of neighbors have asked about adding play structures for older kids. There are also numerous drainage issues and the ADA path that needs to be fixed, the construction of a shade structure adjacent to the play area and many other improvements. We want to hear your input!
A member of the group has already spoken with a representative from the Austin Parks Foundation about applying for funds through their grants program and another committee member attended a session on grant writing to apply for these grants. Laura Bryant, Design Workshop, is working on updating estimates for park improvements. Please come to the next General Membership Meeting with ideas and suggestions!