THE GROVE AT SHOAL CREEK
The Public Parks Master Plan for The Grove at Shoal Creek was developed by the property owner in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation department with input from the community. The Document lays out the overall master plan and phasing priorities for public parkland at The Grove at Shoal Creek, including the 16.25-acre Signature Park, the Pocket Park, and the North Greenbelt. The plan balances community input from three public workshops with City and property owner priorities to develop a plan for the extensive amenities and recreational opportunities envisioned in the Grove’s park system as well as to assign phasing priorities to those elements. The master plan seeks to leverage the site’s extensive natural resources, including heritage oak treesand Shoal Creek, to create an oasis in the heart of Austin. The centerpiece of the park system is a new water quality wet pond that that features wetland plantings, a boardwalk, and an innovative infiltration area to recharge ground water to supply vernal wetlands along the banks of Shoal Creek. The parks will also form a key link in the regional multi-modal transportation infrastructure with a network of urban trails and a new pedestrian bridge over Shoal Creek linking the parks to the Shoal Creek Trail.