Community forum Aug. 29 on proposed dog park

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department will soon host a public forum to discuss an off-leash area (OLA) that has been proposed for Mabel Davis District Park.

This will be the third public meeting since June 2011 about the facility, which will require approval from City Council in order to be built. See the July 5 blog post for links to archived posts that discuss the unusual history of the park and the pros and cons that residents have pointed out about the proposed OLA.

Austin Parks and Recreation Department has proposed installing a 1.6-acre off-leash area in Mabel Davis Park. The fenced enclosure would have play areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, benches, shade structures and other amenities, but would be sited over a former landfill contaminated with pesticides. Click to enlarge. (Detail from city document at

Burleson-Parker and Burleson Heights residents will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 to prepare for the forum, which will gather public feedback before the Parks and Recreation Department makes its final recommendation to City Council. Residents can find out more about the neighborhood meeting from one of the private neighborhood message boards.

The community forum will include a speaker panel and the opportunity for group discussion.
    When: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29
    Where: Travis High School cafeteria, 1211 E. Oltorf St. 
    Who: Open to the public
    Questions or comments: E-mail


About burlyheights

C. Forrest is a longtime resident of Burleson Heights.
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