Located along Lamar Boulevard just north of Austin’s Central Business District, Pease District Park is a beloved piece of Austin’s park system. Perhaps most famously known as the site for the annual festival Eeyore’s Birthday Party, the 84-acre Pease Park also serves many students and urban dwellers on a daily basis thanks to its proximity to Downtown and to The University of Texas at Austin.
RVi is thrilled to be working with the City of Austin and the Pease Park Conservancy on this important piece of Austin’s urban fabric. The initial area of study includes re-imagining the entry to the park along Kingsbury and Parkway Streets, development of new donor recognition areas, and renovation of several key programmatic areas of the park including the historic picnic tables and Tudor Cottage. This area also includes a new playground, splash pad, basketball court, multipurpose court, pavilion, restrooms, and parking area. The work in this area will occur in several phases as funding becomes available. Our design team also includes Clayton & Little Architects and Urban Design Group.
These improvements to Pease Park come on the heels of the 2014 Master Plan by Wallace Roberts and Todd, as well as the recent Shoal Creek Restoration project. Schematic Design is expected to be complete in October this year.