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Got opinions about Walter E. Long Park?

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park in East Austin is getting a revamp. The city began the master planning process in late 2017 and is now looking to the public for input on how best to update the area. The site includes 3,695 acres of parkland as well as the Travis County Expo Center and Lake Walter E. Long. Currently, the parkland includes many acres of preserved habitats, hike and bike trails, picnic and volleyball areas, and more, and the city is considering adding elements such as “enhanced trails, additional water-related recreation, fitness opportunities, camping, special event venues, and educational and cultural exhibits.” The goal is to have the plan to City Council by late 2018. The first open house for the community to brainstorm ideas for the master plan will be on Wednesday, April 4, 6-8 p.m., at Decker Middle School, and will include a presentation by Halff Associates at 6:15 p.m. Citizens are also invited to complete an online survey about the park.

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