Patterson Park has finished multiple projects totaling over $40,000 in improvements
Multiple grants have been awarded to projects at Patterson Park over the last few years, totaling $41,997. These projects include a community garden, art installation, amenities for the pavilion and new benches and tables for the pool.
Back in 2012, a community garden was proposed for Patterson Park. In 2013, Patterson Park Community Garden Task Force was awarded a grant from Austin Parks Foundation. After a lot of hard work and help from APF and Austin Parks & Rec, the garden is finally complete. The all-organic vegetable garden is sponsored by the Sustainable Food Center, and has 68 plots. Click here to find out how you can become a member!
Friends of Patterson Park, and Fisterra Studios worked together to bring art to Patterson Park as part of XYZ Atlas: the Hedonic Map of Austin. The piece, Dance of the Cosmos, is a kinetic and solar powered sculpture made of concrete and steel. The artist, Jennifer Chenoweth, was inspired by the color wheel and the Tibetan lotus mandala. On permanent loan from Fisterra Studios, the piece previously was displayed at the Elizabet Ney Museum.
The most recent project at Patterson Park was the update to benches and tables by the pool. Friends of Patterson Park saw the need for these updates, and applied for a grant from APF. They were awarded $4,910, which allowed for two new tables, 6 benches, and one trash can.
While these projects alone might not seem like a lot, together they have greatly improved Patterson Park. Austin Parks Foundation is proud to help improve and maintain Patterson Park, and all parks around Austin. Head out to Patterson Park this summer for a free kids yoga class, or join us on July 6th for a free screening of Aladdin! While you’re there you can check out all of the updates to the park.