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Pease Park honored as Legacy Park

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Last week, the Texas Recreation and Parks Society designated Pease Park as a Lone Star Legacy Park at its annual Institute & Expo in Abilene, Texas. Currently, there are 27 designated parks in the state. Pease Park joins Zilker Park as the second park in Austin to receive the honor. City Council approved the Pease Park Master Plan in October 2014. The plan sets a long-term vision for the park, created through the cooperation of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Pease Park Conservancy. Conservancy Executive Director Andy Gill issued the following statement: “We’re grateful that Pease Park was designated as a Lone Star Legacy Park, it’s certainly worthy of the honor. We all recognize that Austin is growing rapidly and as it does, it’s more important than ever to recognize and appreciate our City’s storied history. As we begin to make improvements recommended in the Pease Park Master Plan, we’ll be doing so in a way that not only improves the park for current and future patrons, but in a way that honors those who came before us.”

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