Love Duncan Park? Share Your Thoughts!

November 3, 2014  | By Shoal Creek Conservancy

With improvement plans on their way to Duncan Park (located on Shoal Creek between 9th and 10th Streets), the City of Austin and the Shoal Creek Conservancy wants to hear from you! We are inviting everyone with an interest in Duncan Park to get involved. In the upcoming weeks, there will be an number of brainstorming events and everyone is encouraged to participate. Be a part of history in the making and help us navigate the way to a better Duncan Park!


Saturday, Nov. 15 – 10am to 1pm:
You are invited to an upcoming community event  “Navigate the Way to a Better Duncan Park on Saturday, November 15 at Duncan Park. At the event, you will be able to share your ideas and experience what Duncan Park has to offer.

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Tuesday, Nov. 18 – 6pm to 7:30pm: Attend an open house style meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Austin Recreation Center at 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. Drop by anytime to share your ideas, ask questions and learn more about Duncan Park.

Share your thoughts via an online survey through Speak up Austin.

Send us your ideas/thoughts via email.

(Event and survey information courtesy of the City of Austin).

More about Duncan Neighborhood Park

Duncan Neighborhood Park is located along the Shoal Creek Greenbelt just northwest of downtown Austin. Surrounded by both residential and commercial spaces, Duncan Park has dynamically served the community for over 75 years.  By offering a beautiful open lawn, access to the Shoal Creek Trail, picnic areas and more, Duncan Park is a valuable space and an asset to the area.

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Image courtesy of the City of Austin.

Expanding in the 1980s, the park grew to include its most distinguishing feature – the BMX trail course. Constructed by the BMX group, “the 9th Street Locals”, the course continually draws attention and visitors to the park. Although the course is a point of interest, recent studies have shown the course, in conjunction with the current drought, may be affecting the trees in the area. In light of this, the Department is in the process of responding with plans to implement mitigation plans in order to improve the trees and water quality at the site.

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Image Courtesy of Ninth Street BMX.

Along with the BMX course, the City recognizes there are many areas where Duncan Park can be improved. We are excited to join forces with the Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Parks Foundation, and various community and stakeholders groups to aid in the improvement of this incredible landmark. Aiming to create a functional urban space and promote enjoyment for years to come, the project will focus on both environmental and infrastructural improvements.

(Information included in this article was provided by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin Parks Foundation.)