The city of Austin parks department and Pease Park Conservancy announced today that Kingsbury Common, the southernmost seven acres of the 84-acre park along Shoal Creek, is closed temporarily.
And that’s good news. Construction is due to start Feb. 19 on the first phase of an ambitious master plan that will see Kingsbury Commons, the most-used section of the park, radically upgraded. Plans include a new park gateway, an interpretative pathway, a spring-fed water feature, new family-friendly restrooms, improved sports courts and numerous new native plantings.
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While construction ensues, the trail along the eastern side of Kingsbury Commons along Shoal Creek will remain open throughout the duration of the construction, as will the remainder of Pease Park. Trail users will still be able to access the trail from the 15th Street and Lamar entrance south of Kingsbury Commons, as well as the Custer’s Meadow entrance at Parkway to the North of Kingsbury Commons.
Completion of the Kingsbury Commons project due is some time in Spring 2021. Follow construction updates on the Pease Park Conservancy website: peasepark.org/project-updates