Colony Park's New Green Space
Colony Park Builds A Premiere Park Space
In 2016, Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin’s Parks & Recreation Department (PARD) and St. David’s Foundation partnered to develop a premiere park space known as Colony Park District Park in Northeast Austin.
With a $700,000 Healthy Living grant from St. David’s Foundation, APF broke ground on Phase 1 of the new park in 2016. The 93-acre site (in conjunction with an adjacent 208 acre plot of land) underwent a year-long process to create a Master Plan.
This plan integrates and reflects the needs and interests of the surrounding community, while also incorporating best practices for sustainable development. Colony Park District Park, adjacent to Turner Roberts Recreation Center, will be the heart of the neighborhood - uniting surrounding areas and creating outdoor recreation opportunities that promote physical activity and healthy living.
A central element of the plan is to transform this underutilized space to encourage recreation for all ages and abilities. When complete, the park will host multi-use trails, an all-inclusive children’s play environment, two sports fields, a pavilion, benches, drinking fountains and a fitness plaza.
Each phase will be completed in stages, and Phase 1, including the walking trail, opened to the public in the Spring of 2017.
Construction started in late February 2019, and the park is scheduled to open in November 2019. In parternship with the City of Austin and St. David's Foundation, we funded:
- New playscape
- Sports field construction, fencing and backstops
- Turf grass
- Irrigation system
- Field & Park lighting
- Connection bridge for the new safe neighborhood entrance to the park
Through the incredible generosity of St. David’s Foundation and additional donors like Dell Technologies Match Play, we’re able to create a park that truly serves the diverse needs of the Colony Park neighborhood. Plus, the park will improve the community’s overall health and well being for years to come.